UMass Boston Atrium

UMass Boston – Campus Center Atrium

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Project Description

Client: University of Massachusetts Boston
Location: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston MA 02125
Year Completed: 2013
Value: $563,118
Project Manager: David D’Angelo

Noise from students in the common areas of the Atrium was flowing into the 2nd and 3rd floor offices causing noise interference between floors and disturbing the administrative staff.  A solution was formulated where Nadeau could add structural framing for concealed window frames behind the drywall and install glass panels in the second and third floor openings of the Campus Center office wing. Placing glass in these 32 openings ensured reduction of noise transfer, however Nadeau’s team had to overcome the challenge of operating in an occupied space without disrupting ongoing student and office activities.

About the Client

UMass Boston’s oceanfront campus is minutes from downtown Boston and nationally recognized as a student-centered urban public research university.


University of Rhode Island Gender and Sexuality Center


Project Description

Client: University of Rhode Island
Location: 19 Upper College Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02881
Year Completed: 2014
Value: $1,817,500
Project Manager: Mark Menard

The new center is a residential-style building located on a 1/2 acre university parcel on the gateway road to the main campus. The project included the demolition of the 4,000 SF Ruggles House and the construction of a two-story wood structure of approximately 5,000 sf. The spaces include multipurpose rooms, a student lounge and resource area, a kitchen, and office space. The site development included parking and beautiful landscaping. The center’s mission is to improve the experience and lives of the LGBTQ community and the larger community at URI by providing a safe and welcoming environment by providing meaningful programs and services.

About the Client

The new Gender and Sexuality Center provides a facility which is able to support the mission and needs of the LGBTQ community and straight allies. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university.