9 Lake Street
Boston College sought to merge two departments together to form the new Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. 9 Lake Street, a former residence hall and academic building, was re-programmed and renovated to achieve this goal. The challenge was to create the opportunities for the two schools to engage with one another in their new combined location. A new central office for the school was surrounded by glass walls to encourage interaction with students. Academic classrooms were designed to work with multiple seating configurations to accommodate a variety of teaching styles. Alcove seating in the corridors of the faculty office floors allows casual interaction among faculty, staff, and students.