Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Management (SSOM), Sawyer Building, Interior Renovations

Boston, Massachusetts

In 1979, Suffolk University commissioned the architect to renovate the 12-story Boston City Club to house the Sawyer School of Management. The school has undergone numerous interior renovations to adapt to changing needs and accommodate modern technology.

During the summer of 2000, the existing third floor (10,000 square feet) was demolished and replaced with six new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$106.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms enhanced classrooms (200 seats) and a new cafe.

All new classrooms provide data outlets within custom-made student tables. Special millwork was designed for professor consoles to house computers, as well as provide Internet access and electrical connections for audiovisual equipment. Touchscreen monitors at each professor station control lighting, projection screens and video cameras.

The new cafe offers 35 seats, and serves coffee and refreshments for students and staff. The convenient location of the cafe, directly adjacent to the classroom space, permits the population to remain on-site to accommodate various schedules during the day.

Renovation of the upper floors included administrative offices and a Muslim prayer room to accommodate the needs of the growing student population.