Mission Hill expansion for Wentworth in the works

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
December 22, 2016

Wentworth Institute of Technology has filed plans to expand its Mission Hill campus in Boston with a four-story academic building on Parker Street.

The building would include 69,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, and ground-floor presentation and gathering areas for students, faculty and staff. It would replace three outdoor tennis courts between Wentworth’s Watson Hall and Nelson Recreation Center/Tansey Gymnasium.

The project is designed to meet the “next evolution” of study for several engineering disciplines by providing more modern academic space, Vice President for Business David Wahlstrom said in a letter to the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

It would house Wentworth’s new biological engineering program, its biomedical and civil engineering and EPIC experiential learning programs, the Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, and science and manufacturing labs.

“Wentworth’s curriculum is transitioning from a focus on engineering technology to engineering innovation in such areas as biological engineering,” Wahlstrom said.

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