Boston College Builds Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

Published 6-21-2019
  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

    Courtesy of Payette.

  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

    Courtesy of Payette.

  • Boston College - Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

    Courtesy of Payette.

Boston College will begin construction in fall of 2019 on the $150 million Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society (ISSS) in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Designed by Payette, the five-story, 156,500-sf building will house the school’s new engineering and computer science departments as well as accommodating a major in integrated and applied science. The facility will feature a continuous ribbon of collaboration spaces and offices wrapping the entirety of its perimeter, forming a Collaboration Commons around a high-tech core. The Collaboration Commons will be a nested series of interaction spaces which have an umbilical relationship with maker spaces, teaching and research labs, active-learning classrooms, and robotics workshops, allowing for through-building transparency at a grand scale. The ISSS will also house a 188-seat auditorium, the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, data analytics labs, and space for the global public health and common good initiative. Suffolk Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, which is slated for completion in fall of 2021. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the cross-disciplinary facility.

Related Organizations
Payette
Architect
Suffolk Construction Company