University of Massachusetts Lowell, College of Management Master Plan

Lowell, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    HMFH Architects


    University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • AREA

    65,000 sq.ft.



The College of Management at UMass Lowell, the UMass campus known for its science and technology in manufacturing programs, is outgrowing its cramped space in one of the university’s older academic buildings. The master plan details several options to raise the college’s visibility, develop teaching and administrative spaces that better meet ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMDober Lidsky Mathey, ProgrammingFEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning college’s mission, and foster interdepartmental collaboration.

The study effort included a needs analysis and preparation of a space program for current needs and future growth, followed by an analysis of possible sites and site planning criteria on UMASS Lowell’s North Campus. The team then prepared several options for short- and long-term buildout for a new, dedicated College of Management building, developing a recommended option that creates a strong, inviting presence on University Avenue with a distinctive entrance that connects visually with Cumnock Hall’s main entrance.

Cost estimates, massing studies and other fund-raising and advancement materials also were included in the four-month master-planning effort.