UMass Amherst – South College Academic Facility

This project included renovation of the historic South College building, originally built in 1886, as well as a new four-story, 65,000 sf addition to the building. 

Client:   UMass Building Authority
Designer:  DiMella Shaffer
Size:  95,000 SF

Project Features

  • Complete gut renovation of the historic building.
  • Underpinning of existing foundations to accommodate new floor levels below existing footings.
  • Shoring of existing load bearing walls/floors to allow demolition and rework to occur.
  • Relocation of 300’ of steam line.
  • Directional drilling to install new sewer line 18’ below grade.
  • Addition is supported entirely on its own foundation system.
  • A three-story sky lit atrium connects the original building.
  • New common areas, faculty offices, classrooms and auditoria.
  • New below-grade corridor connecting to an existing tunnel servicing the DuBois Library.
  • All new super-efficient HVAC systems.
  • Advanced storm water control.
  • Extensive use of recycled materials.
  • LEED Silver (pending)

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