At a prime location in Kenmore Square the new $48 million, 122,000 SF East Campus Student Center sits on a site that abuts both residential and campus activities. With the first two floors of the structure housing a state-of-the-art dining facility with eleven different food stations, a long lead procurement strategy was key to a successful on time completion. One of the key facilitators to fast tracking was the utilization of BIM. BIM allowed the MEP systems to be modeled long before construction began in the field.
At the time of engagement by Boston University, the design of the project had been completed by Bruner Cott and the site work was underway. BOND and Bruner Cott Architects were tasked with review all of the building’s elements in a type of constructability review to ensure that budgets and schedule would be met considering the aggressiveness of the schedule. The details of construction and the solutions were flushed out long before commencing construction. These sessions provided a clear path forward on the building’s construction process.
Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification the project embraces sustainable practices specific to dining and student services structures including high performance envelope, daylighting controls, building recycling program and green roof.
The building has met it's fast track schedule and it's turnover occurred August 2012.