574 Boston Avenue, built in the 1920s as an industrial warehouse, is currently undergoing extensive renovations to re-purpose the building for Tufts’ academic use. Disciplines to be located in the 95,000 sf building include Physics and Astronomy, Human Factors Engineering, Cluster for Robotics Identification & Signal Processing (CRISP) and a Human Health & Development cluster made up of Occupational Therapy, Community Health and a portion of Child Development.
Targeted to be completed in early 2015, the finished building will help meet the need for updated classrooms, large meeting rooms, teaching labs, dry research labs, office space, a café and informal learning spaces. The architect, ADD Inc., has been working with Tufts staff, faculty and students to ensure that the new space is welcoming to the Tufts community and also complements the neighborhood. Commodore Builders is the construction management firm for the project.
In keeping with Tufts’ commitment to sustainability, 574 Boston Avenue will be a LEED certified, environmentally friendly operation with low energy consumption.