FRAMINGHAM, MA – Today, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. joined Framingham State University officials for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the school’s newest residence hall.
Like all of Framingham State’s recent construction, West Hall features the latest in energy efficiency. The 316-bed facility opened off Maynard Road in September, and is targeting LEED Gold certification, similar to North Hall, which opened in 2011.
“This building is yet another example of the strong dedication that Framingham State has to supporting its students,” CEO Anthony Consigli said. “West Hall provides students with a state-of-the-art home away from home with all of the comforts and amenities that they need to succeed in their academic endeavors.”
“This building helps us meet the growing demand for high-quality on-campus living options,” Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos said. “We are proud of the fact that it’s built to some of the highest standards for energy efficiency.”
The building features energy-efficient fiberglass windows, suite bedrooms with vacancy sensors that turn off lights if students forget and bedroom windows with interlocks that turn off the heat to the room if the window is opened.
Framingham State’s efforts to “Go Green” have landed the University on the Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges every year since 2010.
The project features great views of campus from the top floors, a large living area with a double-sized fireplace and a media lounge on the sixth floor with multimedia equipment for viewing movies and sporting events.
Residential floors are configured into two “neighborhoods” linked to a suite lounge on each floor. The opening of West Hall allows the University to transition O’Connor Hall from a residence hall to a sorely needed office space for faculty and staff.
Consigli was the construction management firm for the project, which is being funded through the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA). The project was designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge.