We are the architect of record for the LightView Apartments student housing project at Northeastern University. Building uses include commercial space, student related community amenities and services at the ground floor. There are approximately 207 student apartments with approximately 798 beds located on floors 2 through 20 and a mechanical penthouse at the top of the building. The proposed building height is 230’ excluding the penthouse envelope. The building massing composition represents an assemblage of components: a low-rise portion of eight stories on Columbus Avenue, a mid-rise portion of 16 stories on Coventry Street and a high-rise portion of 20 stories in the middle of the block on Burke Street. The mid-rise and high-rise parts are connected by a glazed narrow bridge to create transparency through these two component parts. These three main components are clad with different materials. A key function of the design intent is when standing on north campus looking at the Boston skyline, the vertical towers are elements that students can use to navigate campus.
Number of Beds: 798
Project SF: 310,000
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