233 Bay State Road

This project transformed the vacant former Hillel House building at 233 Bay State Road into an expanded Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center. The renovation included restoring the exterior of the building and the addition of 2,500 square feet of interior space that included the creation of a generous reception area and a 150-seat auditorium. A five minute walk to the GSU or Questrom School of Business, the site is also near larger meeting spaces, such as Stone B-50 and the Law Auditorium. Extensive improvements to the area around the building, such as a widened sidewalk and a plaza to the west, were also included. The center is certified LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council. The building opened in March 2014.

Photos courtesy of Robert Benson Photography ©


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minute walk from major campus attractions

Project Team

Project Management: Jeff Hoseth (Campus Planning & Operations)
Architect: Goody Clancy
General Contractor:Columbia Construction
MEP Engineers:RW Sullivan
Structural Engineers:McNamara Salvia

Project News & Alerts

  • Leventhal Center Wins Boston Preservation Award

    The Leventhal Center will receive a 2015 Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance in a ceremony tonight at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. The honor recognizes outstanding achievement in historic preservation and compatible new construction.

  • Leventhal Center Wins 2015 Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston University’s Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center was among only a handful of recipients of this year’s Preservation Achievement Awards. The Boston Preservation Alliance provided an in depth explanation as to how the project demonstrated historical preservation.