This from Gil Rodgers –
View Three Adaptive Re-use Plans for Medfield State Hospital Designed by Wentworth Institute of Technology Students
All are invited to attend a reception and exhibition of final designs for three adaptive reuse alternatives for sections of the former Medfield State Hospital. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Watson Auditorium at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116.
Student teams will present their innovative designs based on the following major themes:
- Independent and Assisted Living Housing
- Mixed-Use Housing
- Commercial and Retail Development
Student projects conducted in prior semesters developed “The Center for the Arts” that used the Lee Chapel and nearby buildings and land for a performing and visual arts center, studios, and cafes. The top design from those efforts has been coordinated with the site design for the current project.
Earlier in the year the Architecture and Construction Management students toured the hospital property. They were provided copies of the original architectural drawings and did photographic surveys. After completing initial designs, they then collaborated with Civil Engineering students to create creative and pragmatic plans for the site. In total, over 54 students worked on these projects under coordination and direction of three faculty members.
In addition to the many innovative ideas and “out-of-the-box thinking” this supplies to the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee, this is an example of how the hospital re-use project offers a unique education opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work together on a real project.
Town officials and residents are all invited to this exciting exhibition on April 22nd.
For additional information please contact Prof. Charles Cimino at 617-989-4467 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gil Rodgers at 617-792-0583 / email@example.com.