Hemenway Labs Recognized with Accessible Design Award by the Boston Society of Architects

Hemenway Labs Recognized with Accessible Design Award by the Boston Society of Architects

Aug 16, 2016

Hemenway Laboratories has been recognized by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) with a 2016 Accessible Design Award. The state-of-the-art facility, which opened in fall 2015, features 16 chemistry, biology and food science labs, a beautiful atrium and several lounge and study areas. The architect for the project was Boston-based Ellenzweig. 

The BSA Accessible Design award recognizes buildings or facilities that exceed legal requirements for accessibility with features that anticipate diverse user needs and benefits.

Hemenway Labs is a 58,000-square-foot addition to Hemenway Hall, the University’s largest academic building. In addition to meeting the highest standards for accessibility, the building is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The project was funded through the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and included a generous grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.