BOSTON, MA – Shawmut celebrated the topping off of Noble and Greenough School’s new Academic Inquiry Center on Monday, April 3. Set to open in January 2018, the project includes ground-up construction of the Academic Inquiry Center adjacent to the ongoing renovations to the Baker Building.

In partnership with architects at William Rawn Associates, the 21,400 square-foot Academic Inquiry Center is designed to function as a dynamic learning facility, including a 10,000 square-foot Putnam library, multi-size meeting rooms with AV capability, and faculty office space. Directly next door, the existing Baker Building, a hub for science, will also receive a 31,650 square-foot update. A new campus-facing entry and lab addition will bridge the gap between the existing architecture and new Inquiry Center.

The project is located directly in the center of campus, although the school will remain fully functional during the remainder of construction. The Shawmut team worked closely with the school to create extensive safety plans, as well as noise mitigation, to make minimal impact on ongoing campus activity.

“We’re excited to once again partner with the Noble and Greenough School on this new and exciting expansion,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut. “And we’re proud of our team’s collaboration with the school to ensure campus life was not disrupted during this extensive project.”  

Additional renovations include fully equipped classrooms and labs suitable for biology, chemistry and physics, as well as electronics and robotics workrooms built to foster research and innovation. Shawmut recently completed projects at WPI and has current projects at Harvard University, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Williams College.