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Project Manager: Ruth Bennett
Construction Manager: Procon
Construction Start:  June 2019
Construction Completion:  Spring, 2021
Building Occupancy: Summer 2021

 Thanks to a generous gift from the Cummings Foundation, Tufts is excited to announce the development of a new academic building to be located on College Avenue next to the future MBTA station creating a new gateway to the campus. Critical to our growing academic programs, the new  Cummings Center will also offer the opportunity to create event spaces on a scale that is competitive with peer universities.

Presentation on the Joyce Cummings Center

Project Update as of 09/20/2019

Construction continues on the Cummings Center, a new academic building located at 177 College Avenue in Medford.

Soil removal is ongoing and will be complete in 2-3 weeks. Site excavation is continuing.  Most of the soil is being removed off site.  The site will be fully excavated in the next 2-3 weeks.  The installation of rebar for foundations and pouring concrete foundations will start over the next 1-2 weeks. The foundation installation will take place over 4-6 weeks.

Utility trenches are being completed and pipes will be laid under the new Halligan Drive over the next 3-4 weeks.  The main access to the site will shift to the east in the next 2 weeks.  Pedestrian detours and access to Halligan will remain the same.

Coordination with the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) project is ongoing. The GLX is accessing the Cummings site in order to pour foundations for the MBTA’s pedestrian bridge.