University of Massachusetts - Lowell, MA
Nursing, Psychology and Criminal Justice share this new 70,000 sf academic building on the university’s South Campus. The four-story building is organized around a large, rooftop glazed atrium that brings daylight into the center of the building and creates a generous ground-floor lobby that serves students on a daily basis and doubles as function space for a variety of university gatherings and special events. Seven multimedia classrooms serving all South Campus departments, along with Nursing Department project rooms, make up the ground floor. Each of the upper three floors is dedicated to an individual department and provides space for faculty offices plus unique program functions. The new building consists of brick masonry and granite panels in materials consistent with the existing campus. It incorporates high-performance sustainable design and energy efficient features while meeting LEED Silver plus standards.