555 Parker Street, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new 4-story Multipurpose Academic (MpA) Building would feature approximately 69,000 square feet of academic space to accommodate an expansion of the school’s engineering programs. The building would feature state-of-the-art equipment and technical lab space with an open layout of learning and collaborative spaces. The first floor would consist of a lobby as well as gathering and presentation spaces. Upper floors would feature labs, maker-space, meeting rooms and offices, as well as student learning and group study spaces.
Wentworth’s MpA Building would promote alternative transportation, featuring a 100-space covered bike parking structure and adding no new car parking. A 5th floor penthouse would house mechanical equipment, and a partial basement would house further storage. The building’s façade would feature zinc panels, glass and an aluminum curtain wall.