Interactive Project Experience
It is our primary goal to stay in touch with students and faculty of WIT, before, during and after the construction process. Check the links frequently for updates on all our project pages.
The Planning and Construction Department provides services to the Institute in order to achieve timely development of physical facilities needed to meet academic and administrative goals and objectives in an efficient and cost effective manner.
The Apartments at 525 Huntington Avenue
This project will expand the current campus life facilities and will be designed to
enhance the campus experience by motivating and attracting Wentworth Juniors and
Seniors to reside in on-campus housing rather than in the surrounding neighborhoods
or suburbs of Boston.
The proposed new student apartments will provide housing for Wentworth students by
means of 305 beds in apartment style units on 7 floors. There will be a total of 72
dwelling units that will consist of 51 four-bed apartments, 20 five-bed apartments and 1
resident director apartment.
College of Professional and Continuing Education
The new College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) office suite in Dobbs Hall is comprised of 3,700 SF of (12) private offices, (12) open work stations, student study and registration space as well as (2) conference rooms. A modern and open floor plan provides WIT continuing education community an environment conducive to enhances online learning, more interactive advising and a student gathering space.
Flanagan Campus Center at Beatty Hall
The new Flanagan Campus Center at Beatty Hall will be comprised of over 23,000 sq. ft. of renovation work to the ground, first, and second floors with another 9,400 sq. ft of new additions to both the front and rear side of the building. New mechanical systems will be installed and some existing building utilities and services will need to be rebuilt, re-routed or relocated in order to complete the new construction and renovation. This project will provide our WIT community with an all new dining hall, bookstore, fitness center, pool room, information center, meeting spaces and conference rooms.
Ira Allen Expansion and Renovation
The project includes the construction of an 18,000 square foot addition to the Annunciation Way side and the renovation of the existing 15,000 square foot on the Parker Street side of the Ira Allen Building, providing new state of the art teaching laboratories, classrooms and offices to Wentworth’s College of Arts and Sciences. The development of this new facility will allow the academic departments to significantly improve the instructional technology and lab equipment utilized in their experiential, “hands-on,” approach to pedagogy. In addition, the development of this new addition will allow for significant improvements to the circulation pattern and accessibility within the main building. The height of this addition will be complimentary and respectful to the scale and materials of the existing building and the neighborhood.
Basic Industries Lab Renovation
Ground floor, Williston Hall - 7,000 sq ft
The Basic Industries Lab is located on the ground floor of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Williston Hall, consisting of 7,000 square feet and currently includes welding stations, metal forming equipment and a foundry. Williston hall was built in 1910 by Peabody and Stearns Architects.
The proposed renovation within the same footprint includes creation of distinctive “clean” areas for computers and internet access for use as an instructional aid as well as a “hands on” areas for state of the art manufacturing technology including electronic CNC stations, welding stations, and updated equipment for cutting, grinding, and metal work. The proposed renovation also includes ADA compliance, new furniture, new lighting, new windows, upgraded electrical service and distribution, fire suppression, fire alarm systems and new HVAC and controls systems.
Altschuler Computer Center
The center, which was funded in part by a $1 million donation from Wentworth alumnus Samuel Altschuler, Hon. ’08, and his wife Nancy Altschuler, features a range of industry-standard equipment for networking and data storage. Wentworth students will gain practical experience related to cyber security, network engineering and maintenance. Students will have access to the latest technology such as 35 Cisco switches, 30 Cisco routers, 20 Dell servers, five Cisco Nexus switches, and one EMC storage array, as well as cables, racks, and power-distribution equipment.
Gelfand Strength of Materials Lab
The Gelfand Lab features industry-standard equipment and modern machinery that tests tensile strength, torsion, structural behavior, and more. The lab space is part of the larger Materials Science Center, which also includes the Sweeney Nanotechnology Lab, the Amelia and Eugene Lutrzykowski Collaboration Space, and a new materials science lab. The collaboration space is named for Calabrese’s parents and is funded by a $250,000 gift by Gelfand and Calabrese.
A master plan of sign types has been created to meet the needs of faculty, staff and students. In a phased project the entire campus will become uniform in the signage standards.