610 Commonwealth Avenue

This $150 million, nine-story, state-of-the-art research facility brings together life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical and Charles River Campuses. The the 170,000-square-foot building includes neuroscience research, systems/synthetic biology research, a satellite vivarium, and a cognitive neuroimaging center. The ground floor includes the imaging center, community and colloquium spaces, and building administration. Floors 2 & 3 house the mechanical, electrical, and vivarium support spaces; and floors 4 through 9 are secured and dedicated to faculty and their research. The building shares the loading dock and have pedestrian connections at the ground and 3rd floors of 3–5 Cummington Mall. The project also included renovation of adjoining spaces in 3–5 Cummington Mall, new ADA access to Morse Auditorium, a number of landscape improvements along Commonwealth Avenue, a pocket park next to Morse Auditorium, and an entry plaza connecting the open space in front of the College of Communication.

 

170k

sq ft

Project Team

Project Management: Walt Meissner (Operations), David Flynn & Paul Rinaldi (Facilities Management & Planning); Compass Project Management, Inc.
Architect: Payette
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
MEP/FP Engineer: ARUP

Project News & Alerts

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 3/5/17

    The portion of the south wall that was removed for the fMRI delivery will be replaced. Installation of sealant around exterior fibreC panels and glass on the Cummington Mall side from floors 1 to 3 will continue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 2/26/17

    A portion of the south wall will be removed and replaced for the fMRI delivery on Wednesday, 3/1/17. Installation of sealant around exterior fibreC panels and glass on the Cummington Mall side from floors 1 to 3 will continue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 2/19/17

    The team will continue working on the fresh air intake plenum on the soffit on the Commonwealth Avenue side and the copper panel walls below the soffit. Installation of sealant around exterior fibreC panels and glass on the Cummington Mall side from floors 1 to 3 will continue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 2/12/17

    The team will continue working on the fresh air intake plenum on the soffit on the Commonwealth Avenue side and the copper panel walls below soffit. Installation of sealant around exterior fibreC panels and glass on the Cummington Mall side from floors 1 to 3 will continue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 2/5/17

    The team will continue working on the fresh air intake plenum on the soffit on the Commonwealth Avenue side and the copper panel walls below soffit. Installation of sealant around exterior fibreC panels and glass on the Cummington Mall side from floors 1 to 3 will continue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 1/29/17

    Ongoing sidewalk work — The sidewalk will be closed periodically along Commonwealth Avenue for vehicle access on the College of Communication (COM) and Morse Auditorium sides of the building. BUPD or BPD will be on site to direct pedestrians. As usual, Turner will notify BUPD in advance and will have both BUPD and BPD controlling public safety.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 1/22/17

    Ongoing sidewalk work — The sidewalk will be closed periodically along Commonwealth Avenue for vehicle access on the College of Communication (COM) and Morse Auditorium sides of the building. BUPD or BPD will be on site to direct pedestrians.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 1/15/17

    The sidewalk will be closed periodically along Commonwealth Avenue for vehicle access on the College of Communication (COM) and Morse Auditorium sides of the building. BUPD or BPD will be on site to direct pedestrians. The remaining sidewalk will be prepped and poured and a planter will be added at the corner of Hinsdale Mall and Commonwealth Avenue.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 1/8/17

    Ongoing sidewalk work — The sidewalk will be closed periodically along Commonwealth Avenue for vehicle access on the College of Communication (COM) and Morse Auditorium sides of the building so sidewalk can be prepped and poured in front of Morse. BUPD or BPD will be on site to direct pedestrians, and the sidewalk will reopen after 3:30 p.m.

  • CILSE – Construction Activity – Week of 12/18/16

    The sidewalk will be closed periodically along Commonwealth Avenue for vehicle access on the College of Communication (COM) and Morse Auditorium sides of the site so granite capstones can be installed. Starting 12/22/16, removal and replacement of the concrete walkway in front of the COM entrance will begin.