Architectural engineering and construction management students showcase senior projects
Students from the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department will present their senior design projects on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower level of the Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway. The project teams are composed of students from the architectural engineering (with design specialties in structural, mechanical and electrical) and construction management programs. The one-year project starts with programming and includes the design concept through development, working drawings and construction management. The six projects utilize the design-build method which involve clients, a faculty advising team and professional mentors from the industry.
Section 1 is comprised of Team A and Team B whose project is a 17-story high rise mixed use office building located on Boylston Street in downtown Boston. The architectural design of the building was provided to the teams. The LEED Platinum building, located above the Massachusetts Turnpike, consists of two underground levels of parking, three floors of retail space and 14 office floors. This project is part of the 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Student Design Competition and will complete the Prudential Center Complex. The competition called for individual submittals in structural, mechanical, electrical, construction management and innovation categories. Students were given the goals of sustainability, resiliency and integration. The actual $275 million building is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in June 2016. The teams submitted their proposals to AEI in February which resulted in Team A being a runner-up in the construction category.
Section 2, Teams D and E, is MSOE’s new proposed Science Building located on the parking lots behind the library and existing Science Building. The client wish list for this project involves separate floors for each department, offices for the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer engineering faculty, high-tech classrooms, a new SG-100 lab, a new Johnson Controls lab, two new Harley-Davidson labs, study areas and additional labs. With a $35 million to $45 million budget, the teams are expected to have a design that will achieve a LEED Silver certification. Students had to consider how the site connects to Kilbourn Avenue and State Street, and any possible future parking.
Section 3, Teams G and H, is another new proposed MSOE building. The site for MSOE’s proposed new Campus Center is the currently Broadway Parking Lot. The client wish list for the project includes a theater, food court, game room, study areas, bookstore, convenience store, green roof, student organization offices, Student Life offices, TRIO offices, a large event area, and an Olympic-sized pool with a diving area. A potential plan is to have a residence hall attached to the building as well. Teams are expected to present a design that achieves LEED Silver certification with a $40 million to $50 million budget. MSOE wants the building to have a high-tech feel like Google headquarters or something similar. It is intended for this building to be a showpiece for the campus.