Residence Hall

Inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Tree of Life, the new environmentally friendly residence hall will be part architectural achievement, part work of art.

When it opens in the fall of 2012, the new Residence Hall will rise 21 stories above Huntington Avenue, eclipsing the Tower Building across the street as the signature building on campus. With 493 beds, it will allow MassArt to double its housing capacity and guarantee all freshmen and sophomores an on-campus home – making MassArt a more attractive option for out-of-state and international students.

Designed with extensive student involvement, the hall will merge sustainable, practical, and aesthetic elements that encourage interaction and enhance the college experience. When students enter, they'll be greeted by a café, a student lounge, and an art gallery that will showcase alumni work. On the second floor they'll find a state-of-the-art health center to be shared with neighboring colleges and, on the third floor, a fitness room, laundry facilities, and common kitchen. On alternating floors above, in spacious corner rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, students will share lounges and work studios. And there will be plenty of seating coves parceled by beautiful landscaping just outside the building, some large enough to accommodate a class on those warm Boston days.

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

Rendering credit: ADD Inc.