Framingham State College — D. Justin McCarthy College Center
Renovation, adaptive re-use
This project for Framingham State College involves the renovation of the D. Justin McCarthy College Center, a multi-purpose facility that required updating, expansion, and reconfiguration to meet increased demand by students and administration. The facility was originally constructed in 1976 and covers 110,000-square-feet across six floors.
The Center includes dining facilities, conference spaces, lounge and meeting areas, an art gallery, and the campus police station. The project included the addition of 300 dining seats with better integration of resident and commuter dining; renovation of the main building entry; and reconfiguration and renovation to the Forum, a multi-purpose space and critical component of the College’s academic program.
CBT initially provided a master building study for the school, followed by an existing conditions assessment and a study of the current and proposed building program. CBT identified options for facility renewal and future need and developed three design options that incorporated short and long term alternatives to meet the renovation goals of the school.