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2150 Commonwealth Ave. Residence Hall Project


In 2014, the Boston College Board of Trustees gave approval for the construction of a new residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue, the site of More Hall.

The new residence hall will house 490 students, in a mixture of 4-bed and 6-bed apartments. The program for this building also includes two adult apartments, public spaces (including study lounges, a main commons, seminar rooms, floor lounges, laundries, et. al.) and a new home for the University Health Services Department.

The building will form a courtyard that is open to the southwest, encouraging pedestrian access to and from the heart of the BC campus, and maximizing the solar orientation of the open recreational green space.  The exterior materials will include brick, granite, a combination of flat and slate covered pitched roofs, and a mix of punched windows and curtain wall elements.

2150 Commonwealth Ave. architectural rendering
Architectural rendering of the 2150 Commonwealth Avenue residence hall, looking across St. Thomas More Road. (Image courtesy EYP Architecture & Engineering)


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The preliminary construction work to prepare the site for building demolition began in April, 2014. Tthe project began in late May, with the demolition of More Hall and site clearance taking place in June and July. The building is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in the fall semester of 2016.

Site activities:

  • Foundation work began in August and will continue through the fall.
  • Some ledge removal and excavation down to grade level in preparation for the start of the utilities phase.