Capital Projects

After years of planning, it starts with this campaign.

In June 2008, the board of trustees approved a new master plan that will transform MassArt's urban campus, building on the strengths of its academic programs, supporting long-term enrollment goals, and more fully integrating the campus with its surrounding neighborhood.

With the funds developed through the $140 million campaign for MassArt's future, we will have a more visible presence in our downtown Boston neighborhood, with a dramatic new entryway to campus – framed by stunning contemporary architecture – that warmly greets visitors along Huntington Avenue. We'll have a more vibrant, eco-friendly campus with twice the number of students living in the residence halls. And we'll have the museum-quality exhibition space you would expect from one of the top art and design colleges in the country.

We recently began the four construction projects that will ultimately transform MassArt's campus: the campus center, a new residence hall, a consolidated design and media center, and renovations to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Designed first and foremost to address the needs of its student body, the new facilities will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both in and out of the classroom, and establish a greater sense of transparency between the college and its community.

All new facilities are designed and engineered to achieve, at minimum, LEED Silver certification for environmental sustainability, consistent with the college's commitment to green building.

In total, the four capital projects will result in clearer internal circulation throughout the campus, new common spaces for academics and leisure, and a better sense of integration with the surrounding neighborhood.

For more information and ways to get involved, contact Marjorie O'Malley, Vice President of Advancement at or (617) 879-7045.


Campaign Committee

Jill Kravetz, co-chair
Susan Schechter, co-chair
Caroline Collings
Paul Foster
Nick Greville
Trevania Henderson
Diane Nordin
Kathy Sharpless
Kay Sloan
John Thompson
Clare Villari
Ike Williams
Dawn Barrett
Lisa Tung