Yawkey Center for Student Services

Helping undergrads enjoy a brighter future—academic advising and career planning services housed in a model of sustainable design.

The center also features Marciano Commons, a Certified Green Restaurant®.

Energy Efficiency

  • This building is well-insulated and has an airtight enclosure with energy-efficient systems for heating, cooling, lighting, and controls
  • Chilled beams in the ceiling help maintain a comfortable temperature while using less energy than conventional air conditioning. Heat recovery units also efficiently improve indoor climate conditions
  • Lighting systems use long-lasting, energy-efficient technology
  • Occupancy and daylight sensors are used for lighting, heating, and cooling


  • Building materials derived from recycled sources
  • More than 10% sourced from within 500 miles, minimizing the carbon footprint associated with transportation
  • 89% of construction waste was diverted from landfills

Water Efficiency

  • Low-flow bathroom faucets
  • High-efficiency urinals and dual-flush toilets
  • High-efficiency showerheads, kitchenette faucets, and spray valves for dishwashing
  • Landscaping minimizes water usage with drought-tolerant species, high-efficiency sprinklers, and drip irrigation


100 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

LEED Rating: Gold

Total Building Area: 122,000 gsf

Architect: Bruner/Cott Associates

MEP Engineers: van Zelm Engineers

Structural Engineers: Weidlinger Associates

Geotechnical Engineers: Haley and Aldrich

General Contractor: Bond

Visit Campus Planning & Operations to learn more.

Building Dashboard

Yawkey Center Storyboard

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