Boston University Charles River Campus Projects

FPA has been working with Boston University since 1988, when the university first asked us to manage the planning, environmental review, and permitting process for the redevelopment of the 10-acre Commonwealth Armory site. Since then, FPA has secured approvals for every major building project for the nation's fourth largest private non-profit university, with 12 million square feet of buildings serving 48,000 students, faculty, and staff. Collectively, FPA has managed the approvals for multiple projects with a value in excess of $1 billion, each of which has generated an intense local review of issues including traffic, parking, historic impact, land use, density, building height and infrastructure.

FPA serves as the lead consultant for Campus' Institutional Master Plan (IMP). Over the past 30 years, projects have included the John Hancock Student Village, the Hariri School of Management, the Campus Historic Preservation Plan, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, Graduate Student Housing, the Photonics Center, New Balance Field, the Yawkey Center for Student Services, and the 307,000 sf Data Sciences Center, which is currently undergoing review by the City of Boston. FPA additionally navigated approvals for respectful renovations to existing historic buildings such as José Luis Sert designed School of Law Building, Myles Standish Hall and the the Leventhal Admissions Reception Center, and the BU Castle, now known as the Dahod Family Alumni Center.