Massachusetts State College Building Authority
Education & Culture: Colleges & Universities
Program/Construction Management Services: Owner's Representative
Owner’s Representative Services for Westfield State University Residence Hall
With the highest percentage of on campus residents out of the six state universities in Massachusetts, Westfield State needed a new, modern dormitory to meet growing student living demands. University Hall has helped meet that high demand. STV/DPM provided owner’s representative services for the 400-bed, LEED® Gold-certified facility. The $50 million project was a collaboration between the university and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA).
The 135,000- square-foot complex includes two major five-story buildings linked by sky corridors and features modern living quarters and multi-purpose spaces. The building anchors an open corner of a campus quad. As owner’s representative, STV/ DPM coordinated the design team and construction manager, managed the design process, and oversaw the 18-month construction process. The firm oversaw the schedule, budget, and workmanship for all components, including all four- and six-bed suites, as well as medical single suites for special needs students.