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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

A new multi-disciplinary think tank, the Joyce Cummings Center serves as the home of Tufts University’s new Data-Intensive Studies Center, the Fletcher School executive education programs, the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Tufts Gordon Institute, and programs in computer sciences, economics, and mathematics.

Committed to sustainability, the university established a goal of 42% reduction in energy use—a goal they are on target to surpass. Sustainable design strategies include high-performance exterior envelope design, exterior solar shades, ultra-low carbon MEP systems, and triple glazing with a low window-to-wall ratio.

The interior spaces provide a flexible design that advances Tufts’ goal of delivering excellence in teaching and learning. Throughout the building, diverse academic departments are fused with forward-thinking spaces, seating nooks, and open lounges for individual study and group collaboration.

As a new east gateway to Tufts’ campus, the building provides a dynamic space that supports the distinct needs of students, faculty, and the community at large. With an active ground-floor entry and plaza, it serves as a welcoming destination for the university community and visitors alike.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

B.K. Boley, Senior Principal, Architecture

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

Sara Diem, Senior Associate, Interior Design

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

It’s in collaboration with clients to transform their institutions and neighborhoods, I’ve found my greatest satisfaction as an architect.
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David Lunny, Senior Principal, Architecture

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

Design is in the details. Even the smallest elements can have a big impact on how you experience architecture.
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B.K. Boley

Senior Principal, Architecture

Sara Diem

Senior Associate, Interior Design

Michael Grant

Senior Associate, Architecture

David Lunny

Senior Principal, Architecture

David Kadish

Senior Associate, Architecture

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