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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Paul Rudolph Projects Building Construction Details



Key dates prior to construction:

1960 – Acts of 1960, Chapter 543 creates SMTI, whose board of trustees worked to consolidate New Bedford Institute of Technology and Bradford Durfee College of Technology and to plan for a new campus at North Dartmouth site.

1960 - General Court appropriated $1.5 million to be used for the acquisition of a campus site and development of the initial architectural plans.

1963 - Arthur D. Little, a consulting firm, conducted a demographic study of and higher educational needs for southeastern Massachusetts.

1963 - General Court appropriated $6 million to begin construction by June 14, 1964.

1964, June 14 - Groundbreaking for SMTI campus in North Dartmouth.
Construction on Group I Academic Building begins

The following are the projects designed by Paul Rudolph or under his supervision.

Master Plan, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1963-
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Landscape Architects: Shurcliff, Merrill and Footit
Site Preparation Contractor: B.J. Petabone, Inc. and Casella Bros.

Power Plant, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1964-1966
Now known as Public Safety/Steam Plant / PSSP
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Structural Engineer: Congdon, Gurney and Towle, Inc.
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, McCarron and Hufnagle
General Contractor: Aberthaw Construction Co.

Group 1 Building, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1964-1966
Now known as Liberal Arts / LARTS
Groundbreaking June 14, 1964 Dedication June 5, 1966
Liberal Arts Building
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Job Captain: Grattan Gill
Structural Engineer: Congdon, Gurney and Towle, Inc.
Structural Consultant: Sepp Firnkas
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, McCarron and Hufnagle
Interiors Consultant: Bill Bagnall Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Franchi Construction Co.

Group II Building, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1966-1969
Now known as Science and Engineering / SENG
Construction began June 1966 Completed April 1969
Science and Engineering Building
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Job Captain: Grattan Gill and Jan Heespelink
Structural Engineer: Congdon, Gurney and Towle, Inc.
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, McCarron and Hufnagle
General Contractor: Franchi Construction Co.

Textile Technology Building, SMTI / UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1967-1969
Now known as Textile / TEX
Construction began April 1967 Completed Sept. 1969
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Job Captain: Grattan Gill
Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas
Sanitary Engineer: Francis Associates
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, Francis Associates
General Contractor: F. L. Collins & Sons Construction Co.

Administration Building, SMTI / UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1968-1970
Now known as Foster Administration / ADMIN
Construction began Oct. 1968 Completed Sept. 1970
Dedication May 27, 1972 Renamed John E. Foster Administration Building
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Job Captain: Grattan Gill and Jan Heespelink
Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, McCarron and Hufnagle Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: J. A. Schroeder Construction Co.

Campus Center, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1968-1971
Now known as MacLean Campus Center / CCNTR
Begun October 1968 Completed Fall 1971
Renamed the William Q. MacLean Campus Center September 20, 1991
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Job Captain: Terence Mullin
Structural Engineer: Nichols, Norton and Zaldastani
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Electrical Engineer: McCarron, Hufnagle and Vegkley
Mechanical Engineer: McCarron, Hufnagle and Vegkley
Cost Consultant: Industrial Estimating Service
General Contractor: Walden Construction Co.

Auditorium, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1968-1971
Now known as Main Auditorium / AUD
Begun October 1968 Completed Fall 1971
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc.
Job Captain: Grattan Gill and Jan Heespelink
Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas
Sanitary Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, McCarron, Hufnagle and Vegkley
Acoustical Consultants: Cambridge Acoustical Associates
General Contractor: C. A. Batson Corp.

Library Communications Center and Amphitheater, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1969-1972
Now known as Claire T. Carney Library / LIB
Groundbreaking November 26, 1969 Completed 1972 (opened March 13, 1972)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Amphitheater dedicated May 6, 1978
Rededicated as the Claire T. Carney Library, October, 2006
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc.
Job Captain: Grattan Gill
Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas
Sanitary Engineer: Francis Associates
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, Francis Associates
Library Consultant: Philip McNiff
Landscape Consultant: Carol Johnson & Associates
General Contractor: Westcott Construction Co.

Campanile, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1970
Now known as Karam Campanile / BELL
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc.
Job Captain: Grattan Gill
Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas
Sanitary Engineer: Francis Associates
Heating Engineer: Francis Associates
Electrical Engineer, Francis Associates
Library Consultant: Philip McNiff
Landscape Consultant: Carol Johnson & Associates
General Contractor: Westcott Construction Co.

Group 6 Building, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1975-1977
Now known as Center for Visual and Performing Arts / CVPA
Groundbreaking April 25, 1975 Completed spring 1977
Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc
Structural Engineer: Souza & True, Inc.
HVAC: Francis J. Linehan, Jr & Associates
Plumbing Engineer: Robert W. Sullivan
Electrical Engineer: McCarron, Hufnagle and Vegkley Associates
General Contractor:

Dion Building, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1985-1989
Now known as Dion Science and Engineering / DION
Groundbreaking Oct. 21, 1985 Dedicated May 1989, C. Norman Dion
Architects: Whitney Atwood Norcross Associates, Inc. and Paul Rudolph
Structural Engineer: David M. Berg, Inc.
Fire Protection and Sanitary Engineer: Craig and Iannessa
HVAC Engineer: E. J. Flynn Engineers, Inc
Electrical Engineer, Lottero and Mason Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Thomas O’Connor & Co.

Theater, SMTI / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1963-1965 Project not Built
In the earliest site plans, a “Theater Group” was located between the library and
Group 2. Rudolph drew a number of studies and sketches of this building which
is part of the image file.

The following buildings were not designed by Paul Rudolph

Violette Research / VIOL
Completed Oct. 1969 Renamed June 3, 1979
Architects: Haldeman & Jacoby
Structural Engineer: David B. Graham Associates
Sanitary Engineer: W.S. Ehrenzeller Associates
HVAC: W.S. Ehrenzeller Associates
Electrical Engineer, Sam Zax
General Contractor:

Tripp Athletic Center / GYM
Begun 1969 Completed December 1971
Dedicated and renamed May 27, 1979

Residence Dining Hall
Begun April 1970 Completed 1971

Residence halls
Phase I and II completed Sept. 1973-1976
Oakglen Hall 2001—2002
Pinedale Hall 2001 – 2002

Cedar Dell Residence Halls
Groundbreaking May 8, 1987 Open House Oct. 1989

Center for Marine Science
706, South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA, 02744
Groundbreaking November 1995 Dedicated October 6, 1997

Star Store Center for the Arts
Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Renovations began May 2000 Opened for classes September 2001

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC)
151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723 (Kerr Mill site)
Renovations began: Sept 2000 Center dedicated: Nov 14,2001

UMass Dartmouth Fall River Professional and Continuing Education Center
139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA, 02721
Renovations: Feb 2002 to Sept 2002
Classes Began: Sept 9th 2002 Grand Opening: Oct 29th 2002

UMass Dartmouth Professional and Continuing Education Center
800 Purchase St. (former Cherry and Webb Building)
New Bedford, MA
Opened September 2004 Grand opening September 30, 2004

Charlton College for Business
Groundbreaking September 28, 2001 Construction began January 2004
Dedicated October 1, 2004
Architect: Charles Rose

Residence Halls
Ground broken summer 2004 Open, September, 2005

Violette Research Extension Building / VRAD
Ground broken 2006
Budget: $14 million.
Size: 22,000 ft2.
Project team: ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Mass. (architecture); SEI Cos., Boston (MEP/fire protection engineering); Judith Nitsch Engineering Inc., Boston (civil engineering); LeMessurier Consultants, Cambridge (structural engineering); Haley & Aldrich, Boston (geotechnical engineering); Geller DeVellis Inc., Boston (landscape architecture); Daedalus Projects, Boston (cost estimating); Harold Cutler, PE, Sudbury, Mass. (code consultant); Suffolk Construction, Boston (general contractor).
Completion date: 2007.
Description: The two-story Research Building was designed within the context of Paul Rudolph’s original campus buildings. The new building has been sited to better define a previously open space that serves as the campus arboretum. The first floor will house flexible, modular labs to accommodate chemistry, biology, psychology, engineering, and a small vivarium. The second floor will house BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory facilities. This project is intended to expand the university’s research capabilities and will support the work of Bal Ram Singh, who is conducting research on botulinum (a bacterial protein that causes botulism) in cooperation with Tufts Univ. Other cooperators include Harvard Univ., the Natick Soldier Center, and the Dept. of Defense.
http://www.labdesignnews.com/LaboratoryDesign/LD0607NewProject.asp

Document by Judy Farrar, Librarian, Archives and Special Collections and Bruce Barnes, Librarian, Technical Services



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