Residence Hall and Dining Commons

University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Deliver Year: 2018
  • Beds: 1077
  • Size: 248,656 sq/ft.
  • Transaction Type: NFP / Tax-Exempt
  • Construction Duration: 22 months
  • Unit Type: Traditional and Semi-Suite - Single, Double and Triple Occupancy
  • Amenity Spaces:
    Study Room, Lounge, Dining, Game Room, Laundry, Community Kitchen

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.