New England Conservatory
Student Life and Performance Center
Located in Boston’s East Fenway district, NEC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, continuing education, and a K–12 music preparatory program. The Student Life and Performance Center creates a vibrant new environment for NEC’s academic and community life. Its lower floors house orchestra, jazz rehearsal and recording rooms, a black box opera studio, music library, dining commons, and gathering spaces. The upper floors provide social spaces and housing for 256 students in a combination of singles, doubles, and suites.
The exterior of the building is a composition of terracotta tiles applied in variegated patterns, with broad expanses of glass at street level and a stainless-steel screen cladding the performance wing. The project included revitalizing NEC’s two-block streetscape as an active campus and community setting, with seating, trees, and widened sidewalks.
New England Conservatory of Music
Completed 2017 LEED Gold
Rehearsal Performance, Dining, Library, Residential
ENR New England Award of Merit Higher Education/