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The Art of Signage: Orchestrating the Crowds for Commencement

The Art of Signage: Orchestrating the Crowds for Commencement

The art of signage: Orchestrating the Crowds for Commencement  In a quiet corner of Northeastern University’s bustling campus, the Gainsborough Garage hums with activity. Here, a diligent group grinds away to ensure the success of a fast-approaching event:...

Move-Out: A Season of Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Move-Out: A Season of Cross-Departmental Collaboration

Move-Out: A Season of Cross-Departmental Collaboration Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern UniversityAmid the budding cherry blossoms of April, students at Northeastern University’s Boston campus pack their suitcases and part with friends before catching flights and...

Leona Creek, Where Nature and Community Thrive

Leona Creek, Where Nature and Community Thrive

Leona Creek, Where Nature and Community Thrive.At the core of Northeastern’s green and scenic Oakland campus runs a creek that is flourishing in anticipation of the upcoming spring. Known by students and faculty as Leona Creek, this beautiful, riparian body of water...

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels

Unveiling the Snell Library Solar Panels   As students study within the walls of Snell Library on Northeastern’s Boston campus, the ongoing renovations can be easily noticed. Yet above the hustle and bustle of the busy floors,  a new addition stands as a symbol of the...

Cultivating Connections Through Mentorship

Cultivating Connections Through Mentorship

Cultivating Connections Through Mentorship In the heart of Northeastern University’s Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities (PREF) division, amidst the hum of productivity and the shuffle of paperwork, two colleagues find a quiet corner for a moment of reflection....

Northeastern community comes together to unveil new children’s center

Northeastern community comes together to unveil new children’s center

Northeastern community comes together to unveil new children’s center By Julia LaquerreDecember 20, 2023 The collective compassion of a Northeastern University community rallied to restore a beloved children's center and create a resilient tale of collaboration and...

Top 10 Study Spaces for Students

Top 10 Study Spaces for Students

Top 10 Study Spaces for StudentsBy Renée Abbott  The Northeastern Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities’ Campus Planning and Design Team is dedicated to ensuring that students have access to a wide range of study spaces that foster academic success and overall...

A Second Life for Gently Used Appliances

A Second Life for Gently Used Appliances

A Second Life for Gently Used AppliancesBy Julia Laquerre with the Climate Justice and Sustainability Hub   When students entered their freshly renovated West Village G residence hall, they were welcomed by brand new state-of-the-art appliances and freshly...

Summer Preventative Maintenance Keeps our Campus on Track All Year

Summer Preventative Maintenance Keeps our Campus on Track All Year

Summer Preventative Maintenance Keeps our Campus on Track All YearBy Julia Laquerre with the Climate Justice and Sustainability Hub   While students and faculty enjoy the warmth of summer break, maintenance teams are dispatched across the campus to prepare for...

Landscaping Update at Curry Koi Pond

Landscaping Update at Curry Koi Pond

Landscaping Update at Curry Koi Pond  The area around the koi pond at the Curry Student Center is a popular spot. You will always find students sitting in the Adirondack chairs listening to the gurgling water and watching the bright koi fish. All this foot...

Northeastern University Relay for Life:  A Night of Hope and Community

Northeastern University Relay for Life: A Night of Hope and Community

Matthews Arena fills up with rambunctious fans, athletes, parents, and rival teams on a weekly basis but on March 24, 2023, students and faculty filled the space with a more intentional and sobering theme: raising money and the importance of cancer research. The event...

Facilities Efforts Restore ISEC to Energy Efficiency Potential

Facilities Efforts Restore ISEC to Energy Efficiency Potential

Facilities Efforts Restore ISEC to Energy Efficiency PotentialThe Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) is an iconic building on Northeastern’s Boston campus that was built with sustainability in mind, achieving LEED Gold certification. ISEC’s...

The Building That Went Gold

The Building That Went Gold

By Chuck Choi, 2022 Cutting-edge life science laboratories, the wireless internet of things, radio-frequency simulation, additive & advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity are some of the elements that comprise the recently completed LEED-certified Building 5,...

Mattress Recycling at Northeastern

Mattress Recycling at Northeastern

New mattresses are coming to a dorm near you! But wait! What’s going to happen to that old one? Glad you asked: Northeastern endeavors to recycle as much as possible, mattresses included. This summer, Facilities undertook a serious task of replacing mattresses...

AerosolSense 2900 Sampler – Safer and Cleaner Air on Campus

AerosolSense 2900 Sampler – Safer and Cleaner Air on Campus

Detecting COVID in the air within hours might seem like a task that only a professional lab can manage, but this toaster oven-sized machine does just that in indoor spaces. Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Massachusetts-based provider of laboratory equipment, has recently...

Ride and Drive for a Sustainable Future

Ride and Drive for a Sustainable Future

Another step was taken toward a more sustainable future on Thursday, July 22nd, on Northeastern’s campus. The University hosted the Mass EV Experience Expo, where the public had a chance to explore the universe of electric vehicles, listen to several speakers from different corners of the industry, and learn about Northeastern’s plans regarding its sustainability commitments.

Northeastern Submits STARS Report

Northeastern Submits STARS Report

Northeastern University achieved a significant milestone by successfully submitting our STARS report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Announcing the Launch of the Arboretum Website

Announcing the Launch of the Arboretum Website

Announcing the launch of the new Northeastern University Arboretum website providing a wide range of information within a user-friendly navigation to help visitors optimize and enjoy their time spent at the Arboretum. 

Space Planning Recommendations For Managers

Space Planning Recommendations For Managers

This guide illustrates and informs the university community of the guidelines and recommendations that have been developed to ensure a safe environment as we return to campus.

He Helped Make Northeastern Green

Jerry Ziola, a pioneering environmentalist who was senior director of sustainability at Northeastern, has died at age 61. Photo by Northeastern University

Pedestrian Bridge Achieves Envision Bronze Award

Pedestrian Bridge Achieves Envision Bronze Award

The ISEC Pedestrian Bridge (PedX) achieved an Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure. The project enhanced and restored public space along Columbus Avenue and maximized the use of durable materials with recycled content.

Northeastern’s LEED Certified Projects

Northeastern’s LEED Certified Projects

Northeastern has 7 LEED certified projects including International Village the first certified campus building in 2010. All new building projects are required to meeting a LEED Gold standard and achieve high energy efficiency standard.

Map of Boston Campus 2019 Summer Projects

Map of Boston Campus 2019 Summer Projects

Northeastern University’s Facility division is hard at work on a number of projects around campus this summer. This map shows all the locations of the areas being worked on.

Northeastern Recognized as an Arboretum

Northeastern Recognized as an Arboretum

More than 1,400 individual trees, representing 143 different species, shelter the walkways between buildings and surround the open green spaces on Northeastern’s Boston campus.

A New Boston Landmark Arises

A New Boston Landmark Arises

The dramatic construction of a visually stunning bridge that promises to become a landmark for the university.

The Secret Life of Trees with Chuck Doughty

The Secret Life of Trees with Chuck Doughty

Northeastern’s Boston campus is an urban oasis with more than 100 species of trees. Chuck Doughty, who oversees the university’s landscaping, is working to turn the campus into an accredited arboretum.

New Dome to Open in Carter Playground

New Dome to Open in Carter Playground

The William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue in Boston has received significant upgrades as a result of a public-private partnership between Northeastern and the city of Boston.

Snow Team Works Through Storm To Get Campus Ready

Snow Team Works Through Storm To Get Campus Ready

Northeastern is on a delayed opening Wednesday after a massive snowstorm dumped well over a foot of snow on the Greater Boston region, as Facilities crews worked around the clock to keep the university’s Massachusetts campuses clear and safe.

Carter Playground Groundbreaking

Carter Playground Groundbreaking

Northeastern University and the city of Boston broke ground Tuesday morning on the new William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue, the result of a unique public-private partnership that involves developing a state-of-the-art athletic complex and expanded recreation opportunities for city residents and Northeastern students.

Northeastern Tops Off New Columbus Avenue Residence Hall

Northeastern Tops Off New Columbus Avenue Residence Hall

Northeastern held a topping-off ceremony for the Columbus Avenue student apartments on Wednesday, marking a significant moment in the construction of the 20-story, 825-bed residence hall. The building, which is slated to open in August 2019, is the result of a unique partnership between the university, the city of Boston, and the private sector.

Power Outage on 10/11/17

The second phase of an important electrical upgrade at Ell Hall requires the methodical switching of other select buildings to properly re-connect Ell to our high-voltage distribution.