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Press Release: Compass Awarded Project Management Contract for Boston University Data Science Center
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PRESS RELEASE
COMPASS AWARDED PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR BOSTON UNIVERSITY DATA SCIENCES CENTER

Norwood, MA, January 2019 … Compass Project Management, Inc. was awarded the project management contract for the new Boston University Data Sciences Center.

The 17-story, 350,000 square foot building, will be the tallest building on campus at 297 feet high. It will be built at 645 Commonwealth Avenue and will house the Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science Departments along with the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Designed by the Toronto architectural firm KPMB Architects, the building’s iconic form, resembling a stack of books, will feature a series of terraced platforms, intended for small-group interactions and green technologies to advance BU’s Climate Action Plan and to account for the risks posed by increases in sea level and climate change. Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2019 and finish in 2022. The building is the first major teaching center built on the Charles River Campus in over 50 years. Suffolk Construction has been awarded the Construction Management contract for the building.

“We are excited and proud to have been awarded the contract for the Boston University Data Sciences Center,” said Tim Bonfatti, Owner and CEO of Compass Project Management, Inc., “we value our long-standing relationship with Boston University.” Brian Kelley, Vice President at Compass said, “Having had the experience of working on six other BU projects, including the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Myles Standish Hall, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, the Howard Thurman Center for the Common Good, and the Law School, we are honored to continue to our relationship with BU on this magnificent building.” Christopher Kenney, who will be the Senior Project Manager, commented “it will be a privilege to work with such a great group of people on such an important project for the campus.”