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ISENBERG SOM ADDITION AND RENOVATION
ISENBERG SOM ADDITION AND RENOVATION

ISENBERG SOM ADDITION AND RENOVATION

CONTENTS


    BUILDING OVERVIEW
    SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
    RESOURCES

BUILDING OVERVIEW


Southeast Exterior Perspective

Southwest Exterior Perspective

QUICK FACTS

UMass Project Manager
Jeff Quackenbush

Architects
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Goody Clancy

Address
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9310

 

UMass Planners
Thomas Huf

UMBA Project Manager
LeftField, LLC.

Construction Manager
Dimeo Construction Company

Timeline
Certified October 2020
Completed December 2018

   


The 70,000 S.F. addition wraps around the north and northeast ends of the Isenberg School of Management (SOM) and is organized on either side of a multi-story atrium to be used for large, all-University gatherings and special functions such as business symposia. The new “Business Innovation Hub” accommodates faculty growth, career center recruiting, team-based learning and advising.

The project expands the existing facility to include colloquium space, a simulated trading floor, and limited renovation of existing spaces. This flexible design for growth accommodates entrepreneur-in-residence programs and experiential learning spaces for students and includes a 5,000 S.F. Student Commons that serves both as learning commons and event center.

The new addition accompanies additional renovation of select spaces in the original 1964 building and the 2002 addition named for Harold Alfond. Together, the new and renovated facilities combine to create a single unified SOM campus. Set within the existing complex, the new addition consolidates Isenberg’s three locations under one roof, creating a singular place of arrival and an exciting new visual identity to anchor the school’s community. The building provides a new campus addition that enhances the Campus Master Plan and complements the Fine Arts Center and Haigis Mall.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES


Sustainable Sites

  • Compact building footprint maximizes open green space
  • Walkable to a performing arts center, library, restaurants, and other community services
  • Easy access to four campus bus stops and eleven PVTA bus lines
  • Campus-wide parking policy with discounts for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Roof utilizes reflective materials to mitigate heat island effect

Water Efficiency

  • Water efficient landscaping improves site ecology without permanent irrigation methods
  • 30% overall reduction in water use via low-flow plumbing fixtures

Energy & Atmosphere

  • 30% reduction in overall energy use compared to a baseline design
  • Refrigerants and HVAC systems minimize the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global climate change

Materials & Resources

  • 34% of building materials were extracted, processed, and manufactured regionally
  • Diverted 84% of construction wastes from landfill
  • 37% of new construction materials utilize recycled content and minimize the use of natural resources

Indoor Environmental Air Quality

  • Individual lighting and temperature controls allow occupants to make adjustments for maximum comfort
  • Thermal comfort survey to be administered to building occupants follow project completion
  • 90% of regularly occupied spaces have access to exterior views

Innovation In Design

  • Green Housekeeping Program
  • Water consumption tracking to support water management
  • Active occupants enjoy innovations including well-lit main staircase and convenient vertical circulation via all-accessible staircases

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RESOURCES



GALLERY

Click each photo below for an enlarged view. The full gallery is available via the Isenberg School of Management. All images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Site Aerial Perspective

Site Aerial Perspective

Physical Model

Physical Model

Southeast Exterior Perspective

Southeast Exterior Perspective

South Exterior Perspective

South Exterior Perspective

 

Interior Atrium

Interior Atrium

First Floor Corridor

First Floor Corridor

Monumental Stair

Monumental Stair

Cafe

Cafe

Trading Room

Trading Room

Classroom

Classroom

North Exterior Perspective

North Exterior Perspective

Exterior Courtyard

Exterior Courtyard

PHOTOS

Business & Analytics Lab

Business & Analytics Lab

First Floor Seating

Interior Atrium

First Floor Corridor

First Floor Corridor

Interior Courtyard Perspective

Interior Courtyard Perspective

 

Exterior Courtyard

Exterior Courtyard

 

 

 

VIDEOS

Live Construction Video Feed

Live Construction Video Feed

 

Business Innovation Hub Drone Series: Episode 2

 

UMass Construction

 

Business Innovation Hub Drone Series: Episode 1

 

Isenberg Construction