In Fall 2016, Capstone and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority with the University of Massachusetts Boston campus entered into a public private partnership for the design, development and construction of a new $163M, 1,077-bed residence and dining commons at the UMass Boston campus. The new residence hall will be the University’s first on-campus housing. The project consists of two separate residential buildings enclosing approximately 250,000 sf of residential, amenity and dining space. The buildings are designed to house primarily freshmen and first-year transfer students.
The West building contains ground floor common space inclusive of a reception desk, laundry area, TV lounge, community kitchen, and game area and study lounges. In addition, each residential floor contains a corner lounge designed to accommodate RA student gatherings and encourage student activity and community building. The East building contains a 28,000 SF, 500-seat ground floor dining hall. The new residence hall was completed on-time and in budget in August 2018.