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 $158M, 1,071-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 amenity space for the student residents. The West building’s common space will be 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 will have roughly 28,000 SF of dining space. The project is currently under construction and on-schedule for August 2018 occupancy.