BOSTON — Construction is complete for the $68 million expansion of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Construction consisted of a five-story, 95,000-square-foot addition to the school’s existing 10-story building, which is located at One Keeland St. in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood. The space includes two new clinical patient floors, an expanded simulation laboratory, teaching facilities, a continuing education conference center and administrative offices.
The addition, which was designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Shawmut Design & Construction, features a glass and aluminum curtain wall with white metal panels, which contrast with the existing pre-cast concrete building. The building’s main entrance was also redesigned. The school will be seeking LEED certification for the project.
“We provide care to more than 20,000 patients each year, totaling more than 95,000 visits annually, so staying on time and on budget was crucial to the continued operation of the school and clinics as we progressed through the project,” said Lonnie Norris, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, in a statement.
— Coleman Wood