UML Health & Social Sciences

South campus master plan, programming study, and architectural design for new university building

After completing a master plan and programming study for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, C7A designed the new Health and Social Sciences Building, the first new building on the South Campus in more than 30 years. This 70,000-square-foot building, designed to meet LEED Silver Plus Standards, houses three academic departments for Nursing, Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as seven general purpose classrooms for use by all departments. A large, rooftop glazed atrium space introduces natural daylight into the center of the building and creates a large lobby on the ground floor that can be used for special functions. This interdisciplinary academic building also features informal gathering spaces for faculty and student collaboration on all department floors as well as a tree-canopied landscaped plaza.