Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.

Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
A Consulting Firm Specializing in: Architecture, Urban Planning & Facilities Management

Building Program Study/Campus Master Plan Review

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

The Executive Vice President of Boston College – a Research University (very high research activity) – in Chestnut Hill, MA, retained HHK to evaluate a campus master plan precinct study for a new 400,000 gross square feet student center and humanities building and analysis of proposed additions and renovations to a Biology and Physics building.  The precinct plan evaluation required a review of the proposed facilities’ program.  

The renovations (110,000 GSF) and additions (120,000 GSF) to Higgins Hall yielded a completed 230,000 gross square feet facility for the Biology and Physics department.  The original facility constructed in 1965 required modernization for teaching and research purposes and a more than doubling of space.  As part of this renovation, an addition was built across the front of the building, with an atrium created between the addition and the existing structure.

HHK services included an analysis of the space program and review of proposed alternatives.  The project was controversial among Board of Trustee members with a strong opposition to a costly renovation and addition project instead of a new facility.  HHK prepared a final report and made several presentations including adoption of a final recommendation to the College’s Board of Trustees to construct the proposed facility.  

Completion of a multi-phase project required consideration of impacts on continuation of programs without construction disruptions.  The $80,000,000 project successfully opened in Fall 2003.

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Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
304 Brookford Road
Syracuse, NY 13224
Tel: 315-446-5865
Cell: 315-436-8978