May 26, 2010

New Award for Dental Building

School’s vertical expansion project cited as innovative

The School of Dental Medicine building expansion was judged as being among the country’s most innovative and challenging projects. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Tufts School of Dental Medicine’s newly expanded building, which was dedicated last fall, has received another accolade: a Building of America award. The $68 million construction project, which added five floors to the 10-story building at One Kneeland Street in Boston, was judged as being among the country’s most innovative and challenging projects because of the complexity of expanding a skyscraper in a congested urban neighborhood. The addition was designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Shawmut Design and Construction.

Earlier this year, the vertical expansion project received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of its sustainable design.

Building of America award-winning projects represent the best in new construction and renovation in a variety of categories. Submitted projects are reviewed by a selection committee, which looks for projects with unique design or construction elements; innovative solutions to challenges, including financing, environmental and zoning; efficient and cost-effective methods of planning and execution; and significant economic effects on a region.

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