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Tufts University - Cummings Building

Designing a flexible facility to advance the university’s goals in teaching and learning

  • 150K

    Square Feet

  • Medford, Massachusetts

    Medford, Massachusetts

Creating a welcoming destination

Tufts University, with support from the Cummings Foundation, has planned a new academic building adjacent to the future College Avenue Stop on The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line station. With our team taking the lead on design, the Cummings Building will serve as the future home of Tufts’ computer science department, the new data-intensive studies center, Fletcher School executive education programs, the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the Tufts Gordon Institute.

Conceptual designs for the project support a fusion of multi-disciplinary academic departments with forward-thinking learning and collaborative spaces. As a gateway on campus, the building is designed to focus on creating a dynamic space that can support the diverse needs of students, faculty, and the community at large. The learning and meeting space will feature a flexible design that advances Tufts’ goals of delivering excellence in teaching and learning. Furthermore, the Cummings Building establishes an active ground-floor entry, with a plaza that serves as a welcoming destination for the university community and visitors alike.

Now complete, the building promotes cross collaboration and socialization between students, educators, and the community.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

B.K. Boley, Senior Principal, Buildings

We achieve design excellence through understanding the story behind our clients and their projects.

Sara Diem, Senior Associate

I’m a firm believer that making great spaces where people work, teach and learn has a direct effect on productivity, creativity, and inspiration.

David Lunny, Principal

Collaboration allows us to harness the strengths of our teams to deliver design solutions that are creative, practical, and always memorable.

B.K. Boley

Senior Principal, Buildings

Sara Diem

Senior Associate

David Lunny


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