TUFTS BARNUM & DANA HALLS RENOVATION
with Studio ENEE
Location: Tufts University, Medford, MA
Completed: Fall 2019
Photos: Anton Grassl
Located on the central quad of the Medford campus, the 54,000 sf Barnum Hall Renovation transforms the four floors of the original PT Barnum Museum from a biology lab building into a new classroom, administrative, and student affairs building. Renovations include new spaces for the Arts department, Office for the Environment, and Tisch College for Civic Life as well as renovated lecture halls and a new movie theater for the Film and Media Studies department. The reconfiguration of the existing structure improves its accessibility, energy efficiency, and wayfinding throughout. Wood-clad lecture halls on the first and second floors form the center of the renovated building and orient visitors, while new study and gathering spaces animate the perimeter of each volume.