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North Shore Community College begins expansion

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The addition of a major wing to North Shore Community College’s McGee Building took a step forward this week as preparations for the start of construction got underway at the college’s Lynn, Massachusetts, campus.

The 37,000 square foot addition will provide ten new classrooms and a home for a consolidated Student Success Center and a Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, as well as other academic and administrative facilities. It is anticipated that the $21 million project will take two years to complete.

“We’ve taken advantage of the campus’ wonderful outdoor space to design an addition that turns its attention outward and welcomes the community in,” said Shepley Bulfinch architect Bill Fitzpatrick, AIA.

The Lynn campus opened in 1985, intending to serve 1,000 students, and was immediately filled to capacity. Expansion has been recommended and discussed since 2002. Today, close to half of North Shore’s nearly 15,000 credit students attend classes primarily on the Lynn campus.

“Our space needs are great, so seeing this project come to fruition is very exciting and long overdue,” said NSCC President Patricia Gentile. “NSCC is Lynn’s only institution of higher education… We look forward to the expanded opportunities this new facility will provide for all.”

A groundbreaking is planned later this year. The project is anticipating completion in time for classes in January 2017.

Fly-by of McGee Building expansion

NSCC McGee Building expansion - rendering

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