A04: Not Your Dad's Dorm - Transforming Mid-Century Buildings

Schedule: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Room: Rm 108

Track: Housing

AIA Credit: LU HSW


The Massachusetts State College Building Authority owns 99 buildings, many built in the 60's and 70's when housing meant shelter. Millennial students and educators today expect residence halls to provide a new level of student engagement and amenities. Reinvestment in these buildings over the past half century has been driven by changes in code requirements as well as in student needs. The Authority will present six case studies illustrating the ability to achieve success through collaboration with the state universities, architects and construction managers. Explore how challenges such as housing capacity, programmatic needs, and funding ability informed solutions. Learn how the team dynamically fostered innovation and efficiency so that major decisions could be made clearly and durably.



Edward Adelman AIA Executive Director Massachusetts State College Building Authority

Michael Davis FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP President Bergmeyer

Amanda Forde LEED AP BD+C Director of Capital Renewal Massachusetts State College Building Authority

Janet Stegman RA Owner Stegman & Associates