Northeastern University - Ell Hall

  • Owner:
    Northeastern University
  • Architect:
    BLOOM Architecture
  • Scope:
    Classroom Renovations
  • Location:
    Boston, MA

Built-in 1947, Ell Hall is an academic and administrative building located on Krentzman Quad, considered to be the center of campus surrounded by key campus buildings. Currently, the building houses a mixture of programmed spaces, including administration office suites, private offices, classrooms, an auditorium, storage rooms, and utility spaces. Working collaboratively with BLOOM Architecture, Columbia renovated classrooms located on the top floor to better meet the University’s needs. 

Traditional flat learning classrooms were partially demolished and reconstructed to provide more flexible learning space. All new finishes were installed including motorized-operable partitions, whiteboards, acoustical treatments, and custom millwork wall panels. A new AV system and lighting controls were installed to function in unification with the flexible nature of the space. Minor life safety infrastructure upgrades were needed, along with abatement within certain areas. 

The building was occupied during construction requiring the sequencing of work to minimize disruption. Implemented on a fast-track schedule, the project was completed in 12 weeks.