Tufts Dormitory Renovations
LOCATION: Somerville/medford, MA
DESIGN: LDA Architects
This fast-track summer project, with Tufts University and LDA Architects, intended to maximize the use of existing dorm rooms by making improvements to they layout, finishes and furniture. Groom worked closely with tufts officials and city inspectors to complete the following scope: minor demolition, drywall and plaster finishes, new ceilings, flooring, paint, electrical and fire protection. In order to keep the schedule on track, the project team reviewed milestones weekly in order to release finishes and coordinate furniture moves. The projected turnover is early August so that the students can occupy the rooms for the upcoming fall. This 11 week project includes six buildings, 100 dorms, plus kitchen and bathroom renovations.