Tata Hall

Harvard Business School
Boston, Massachusetts

The new arch-shaped stone and glass building located on the northeast side of Harvard Business School’s campus completes the executive education quad and provides a vibrant living and learning community. The new seven-story, 160,000 SF state-of-the-art dormitory and teaching facility nearly doubles the beds available for potential executive education participants. Continuing its multi-decade relationship with Harvard and BOND, TG Gallagher installed a new HVAC system to serve the 179 apartment-style “living groups”, two 99-seat classrooms, and common lounges. An extensive design-assist process enabled the team to pull the value engineering process into the pre-construction schedule, thus saving the client time and money. The main level arch shape presented unique challenges in life safety and comfort issues. Working collaboratively with the team, TG Gallagher helped overcome these obstacles and kept the project on schedule. A fully integrated BIM model aided the identification of these problem areas, and ultimately resolved them to maximize pre-fabrication.

Architect: William Rawn Associates
Engineer: AKF
General Contractor: BOND