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Emerson Residence Hall, Dining Center Featured in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest featured Emerson’s Elkus Manfredi-designed Dining Center and 2 Boylston Place residence hall in an article about how architects are designing college dormitories to be attractive, innovative spaces that encourage connection and collaboration.

The dining center is more a compelling café than cafeteria, with tables and booths for eating, studying, and hanging out by exposed brick walls and steel beams. Downstairs is a multifunctional space with a landing that can serve as a performance stage. The residence is its own compressed community with study nooks, movable furniture, communal work tables, an enormous open kitchen seemingly pulled from a chic loft, a rooftop lounge, and a coffeeshop open to both students and the broader neighborhood.

“The vision is to develop the coolest, hippest, most compelling destination in downtown,” President Lee Pelton said.

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