|Industry:||Science & Tech|
|Owner:||University of Massachusetts Building Authority|
|Architect:||ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge|
Implementing innovative technologies to set a new standard for biomedical research.
The Albert Sherman Center expands and unifies the UMass Medical School’s Worcester campus, doubles its research capacity, and supports the school’s new learner-centered curriculum. Designed to foster collaboration among scientists, educators and learners, the nine-story, 512,000 square-foot facility features research laboratories, six learning community centers, a 350-seat auditorium, a full-service café and dining area, and a fitness center. Suffolk integrated a robust Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) - Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plan that led to the successful delivery of the LEED® Gold certified project, on schedule and under budget. By developing six-dimensional facility management models, the owner is able to efficiently manage the building long after project turnover. The Sherman Center and a nearby 1,411-space parking garage were built by Suffolk’s science & technology contractors in Worcester, MA.