November 2012: On the Drawing Board
Foster + Partners wins competition to design 650,000-sf office tower on Manhattan’s Park Avenue; $180 million facelift under way at San Marcos High School; critical access hospital in Oregon cuts down on unnecessary space.
Plans for student engagement center part of strategic plan for UMass Lowell
Cambridge-based firm HMFH Architects is working with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell to undertake the first phase of a new student engagement center on the school’s North Campus. Plans call for the transformation of underutilized spaces in the campus’s Alumni Hall and integrating it with the nearby Lydon Library to create a commons area. The new center will feature seating and study areas, a café, and a lounge where educators and students can comfortably work and interact. The project is part of the university’s strategic plan for the year 2020, including the reorganization and renewal of facilities on the North Campus. +