WSU Administration Building


The Administration Building at Worcester State University was originally constructed in 1931 and had not undergone a major renovation since the 1960's. The project entailed a comprehensive and highly collaborative preconstruction phase in which W.T. Rich provided detailed design reviews, budget estimates and value engineering for the project design from Schematic Design through final Construction Documents.

The scope of work included the complete renovation of the existing building while also constructing two new building additions. Work included early demolition, hazardous material abatement, complete MEP replacement, boiler replacement (in adjacent, occupied building), a new sprinkler system, window and roof replacement, a new security system, exterior masonry restoration, extensive temporary shoring and structural retrofit work.

All work took place within an active campus environment and in close proximity to several occupied buildings.

Project Information

Location: Worcester, MA

Completion: 2009

Contract Value: $17.5 million

Size: 63,000 SF

Type:  Additions / Renovation

Owner: Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

Designer: Miller Dyer Spears, Boston, MA

Delivery Method: CM at Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)