Learning Commons for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Sorensen Partners was Architect and Interior Designer for the renovation of three signature spaces in the ‘Learning Commons’ on the main floor of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, and specified and coordinated furniture, lighting, AV, IT, power/data, mechanical, and electrical requirements.
The Library, Academic Success Center, and Career Center have improved with optimized footprints, removed walls and/or ceilings, acoustics and privacy, lighting, furniture, and power/data cabling that will allow these three important centers to thrive. Custom tables installed in the Library and the Career Center allow students to study collaboratively. The Career Center conference table allows the room to be used for both for both instructional and face-to-face setups.
Each of the room renovations included refinishing and matching historic trims, achieving a sympathy of modern and historic elements. The Career Center renovation removed a suspended ceiling to create inspiration and drama in this room that is significant to BFIT students’ bright futures.
The project was built by Janey Construction in summer 2017. The Library Group Study is pictured above.