Finegold Alexander BU Kilachand Center East
Finegold Alexander Boston University Kilachand Hall Storrow
Boston University – Kilachand Hall
This former hotel on an urban campus now houses the 462-student Kilachand Honors College. This project restores what was a former rooftop dance pavilion by creating a new student-focused educational/work/social space. The 9th floor is being demolished and reconstructed to accommodate assembly use, co-curricular and select academic spaces. The design includes flexible spaces that encourage interdisciplinary interchanges, such as team workspaces with smaller, semi-enclosed rooms that open into larger social lounge/gathering areas; cutting-edge technology; furniture that can be reconfigured as needed; and a genius-bar that overlooks the Charles River. Selective demolition and reconstruction of the remaining floors will accommodate new elevators and egress stairs, as well as accessibility upgrades. Construction will be completed while the building is occupied.