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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.

Read the story on the Architectural Digest website.

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