Framingham State University prides itself on its physical environment. The physical campus includes 19 academic buildings totaling 665,504 square feet and an additional seven resident halls totaling 470,000 square feet. These buildings are situated on 52 acres of land. The University seeks to provide a supporting teaching and learning environment on a “classic, New England college” campus.
Recent and Upcoming Investments
Significant recent investment has resulted in the renovation of all of the institution’s residence halls (as well as construction of a new residence hall); $70 Million over the last five years. The College Center and Dwight Hall have also recently been renovated and multi-year capital investment programs are underway in the Library and May Hall – $25 Million over the last five years.
Further, the University is undertaking a $65M project of its main academic facility, Hemenway Hall and Annex, that will result in a new addition providing 16 state-of-the-art Biology and Chemistry teaching labs, major infrastructure upgrades of the existing facility, and renovation of existing spaces in support of other academic programs (referred to as the “Science Project”).
A multi-year capital spending plan process is employed to prioritize and schedule capital projects as well as ensure that adequate financing is available. FSU’s Capital Spending Plan identifies $155 Million of anticipated capital spending through FY2018.
Major new construction and renovation projects are managed by either the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) or the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA). Smaller repair and renovation projects are administered by the University. All projects are done in accordance with state statutes and regulations.
All noted capital projects have been informed by the Framingham State University Capital Master Plan (including classroom and laboratory utilization analysis) first developed in 2008 and updated in 2012.
Capital investment and facility condition is documented through annual external analysis and reporting provided by Sightlines, Inc. – 2012 Sightlines report findings.