BOSTON– Shawmut Design and Construction announced it has completed the renovation of Northeastern University’s Dodge Hall. Shawmut’s work created an open, modern space for students to work and socialize in, and a new space for the growing global business program.
Shawmut’s updates to the 5,000 square-foot space included transforming the lobby into an open space and an enclosed suite into a new student lounge, modernizing a conference room, and updating seating and work areas. Shawmut also reconfigured the suite to create a new Center for Global Business, including office spaces. In partnership with CBT Architects, Shawmut installed custom features such as baffle ceiling fixtures backlit with color-changing LED lights, radius millwork soffits, woven vinyl flooring, and bench walls with built-in backlit signage.
“Our team implemented a strategy to ensure we didn’t disturb Northeastern’s students and faculty and that Dodge Hall remained fully operational,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut. “We look forward to seeing how the renovations enhance the student and faculty experience.”
Over the 14-week period of accelerated, fast-tracked construction, Shawmut worked between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. while the building maintained its 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week schedule. The team completely cleared the construction areas after every shift to keep the lobby safe and accessible for students. Shawmut’s completion of Dodge Hall is the latest in its academic work, with projects currently underway at Simmons College, Boston University, and Boston College.