Academic Science Center Continues to Take Shape
January 21, 2009
With the fall months seemingly flying by, so too are the transformative construction efforts taking place on Emmanuel’s campus. The College community eagerly anticipates the completion of the new Academic Science Center, which will open in the fall of 2009 and provide teaching laboratories for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and psychology/neuroscience, faculty research space and offices, student study areas, and new classrooms for all disciplines.
The Academic Science Center will advance Emmanuel College’s educational mission by increasing opportunities for interactive teaching and learning and better preparing students in the sciences and other fields. This Center reflects the College’s goal of building distinctive academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through leveraging its unique location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA).
During the summer, significant progress was made in the construction of the Center, as the structure began to take form beyond its steel base. Interior production commenced with the erection of the building’s stairways, while significant development was made in the Center’s mechanical construction and penthouse area.
The glass on the west side of the Center was set in place in September, providing a big change in the look of the building – similar to that of the Jean Yawkey Center. The exterior masonry is nearly complete, with the building scheduled to be closed in and weather tight before the arrival of the winter season. The Center’s boilers, air handler and emergency generators were recently delivered and placed into the building’s penthouse for installation, while the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems continue to be roughed in. Work on framing the structure’s interior has commenced as well.
Please visit our new page on the web site for the Academic Science Center to view a slide show of construction phases and get the latest updates.