The Tufts Cummings Center will be highly visible from Boston and College Avenues as well as the hill. The building will be visible from the Memorial steps and from the area around Braker and Lincoln-Filene Halls. As design progresses, more renderings will be posted to this website.
Stantec Architects is the design architect, Procon Inc.will be the architect of record. Consultants include BR+A for mechanical, electrical and plumbing, AccenTech for sound and vibration attenuation, Nitsch Engineering for civil and site work.
The future occupants will include the Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics departments, the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC), Fletcher executive education and Global Master of Arts Program, and Tufts Gordon Institute.
The collaborative spaces are open areas with a mix of furnishings to accommodate individual and group work as well as break out functions related to conferences and events. Tufts affiliates and visitors will have access to the collaborative spaces.
All of the classrooms and collaborative spaces will support conferences and events. Specifically, the 3 large classrooms will have moveable devising walls that will allow one large space to accommodate a sit-down dinner for 300 guests. Storage in the lower level will be used to store furniture.
The PSG is the project governance group, chaired by the EVP and with representation from the deans offices of A&S, SoE, and Fletcher, and the VPs of Advancement, Finance, and Operations. The role of the PSG, whose chair is appointed by the President, is to provide high level client direction to the staff and design team on a major building project so that the mission objectives of the University are met. Its charge as the first steward of a major project will be to oversee the project’s adherence to the academic goals, financial program, and Tufts’ principles for strategic
Data Intensive Studies Center. In Fall, 2018, Tufts launched a university-wide, interdisciplinary center dedicated to the data-intensive research and pedagogy to study the science of data and its uses in application domains that span the breadth of the university.
A significant portion of the cost of the building will be covered by a generous commitment from Bill Cummings, A58, H06, J97P, M97P, and his wife, Joyce Cummings, J97P, M97P, through the Cummings Foundation. A Medford native, Bill Cummings is a business leader, philanthropist, and a Tufts University Trustee Emeritus, and he and Joyce have been generous and loyal supporters of Tufts for decades.
The remainder of the costs will be covered by Tufts and other donors.