Curry College New Dormitory

Civil/Site Engineering and Construction Administration
Milton, MA

Curry College was experiencing an influx of students and a lack of housing for the upcoming fall semester. The college determined in November that a new residence hall was needed for the following August. Gale provided the following services:

  • Completed multiple conceptual design and layout schemes and participated in community information sessions to gain acceptance from direct residential abutters
  • Resultant project consisted of a 170-bed dormitory with 82 parking spaces, two ADA-compliant entrances, seven retaining walls, landscape buffers, LID stormwater management systems and new site utilities
  • The project is LEED Silver Certified and included Low Impact Development techniques such as bioretention areas, permeable pavers, stone trenches, grass pavers, infiltration chambers, and dark sky compliant LED site lighting
  • Design also included a new sewer main that was installed through a wetland area requiring permitting through the Conservation Commission and MWRA, as well as wetland replication and mitigation
  • Construction documents were fully prepared and the College was ready to apply for building permits by early January, tree clearing began on the site in mid-March and students moved in at the end of August