The Cardinal’s Residence for the Archdiocese of Boston, which was constructed in 1926 and purchased by Boston College in 2004, was expanded and renovated into a modern facility that houses the University Conference Center on the ground-level and the McMullen Museum of Art on the second and third floors.
We provided structural engineering services to DiMella Shafer for the three-story building, which was completed in 2016.
- The building has a structural system of reinforced concrete floor and roof joists supported by a combination of brick bearing walls and an interior steel colonnade.
- Structural renovations included infilling of existing openings, cutting and reinforcing of new openings, reinforcing of the steel colonnade, and raising of the low roof on the west wing.
- The structural steel-framed addition on the east side provides a loading dock, a large-capacity elevator, stairs, bathrooms, and a grand entry lobby for the museum.