Boston University, Center for Integrated Life Sciences and EngineeringCategory: Higher Education New Construction
Address: 610 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Square Footage: 170,000 sf
Type of Project: New Construction
Designer: Payette Designs
Contractor/CM: Turner Construction
Actual/Estimated Date of Completion: March, 2017 (Estimated)
Project Cost: $140M
Description: Compass is providing Owner’s Representation services for the new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE) to be located on Commonwealth Ave. next to the Morse Auditorium. The proposed building will house research labs and office space for the Neurology, Human Imaging, and Synthetic Biology programs. This will be a signature building for BU both architecturally and academically. The proposed nine story lab space is being designed with a flexible floor space to accommodate rapidly emerging changes in research methodologies. The facility will include vivarium capacity on each floor as well as colloquial presentation space on the first floor. As with most urban projects, a major challenge for the team is construction logistics given the tight lot lines and siting along a major Boston thoroughfare.
Compass is providing services from concept planning through construction and closeout. Services during design include team management and communication, construction management team selection, constructability and procurement consulting, schedule and budget control, and construction logistics and mitigation. Compass will provide onsite management of the construction and design team during the construction phase.