Project Type: New
Construction Cost: $5 million
Size: 32,000 SF

Higher Education

Wellesley College Temporary Science Center and MakerSpace

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College is currently undergoing renovations to its Science Center that are scheduled to last until 2021. During construction, the College needed to relocate educational and office space so that science teaching and research could continue uninterrupted. DRA provided design and performance specifications for a 32,000 SF temporary modular building that serves as swing space for teaching and research labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. DRA developed an efficient layout for the modular construction on an existing parking lot that minimized disruption and preserved the surrounding vegetation of Wellesley’s bucolic campus. The phased project was completed in June 2018.

DRA also provided infrastructure upgrades and finishes for a temporary MakerSpace in Beebe Hall for the College’s engineering program.

Project Leadership

Carl R. Franceschi, AIA

LEED AP BD+C | President | Principal
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