Tufte Performance and Production Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Emerson College

Project Description

  • This urban infill project leveraged a 7,000-sf footprint without street frontage or direct pedestrian access into a 11-story, 80,000-sf state-of-the-art academic building.
  • The center houses live performance, broadcast, and video production facilities, faculty offices, and teaching spaces with academic adjacencies that inspire creative cross-disciplinary exposure and collaboration.
  • With the center’s main façade along an alley, a LED-lit curtainwall creates a beckoning 21st-century theater marquee that makes the building’s presence known on the street.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

Award

Honor Award for Higher Education Facilities Design

Boston Society of Architects, 2005

Award

Honor Award

Boston Society of Architects, 2004

Award

Project Team of the Year

Building Design + Construction magazine, 2004

Award

Build Massachusetts Merit Award

Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, 2003

Tufte exterior lights
Tufte art gallery