Neighbors help college plan new student housing

Oct. 6, 2008
Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., includes neighbors in development process

When Lesley University unveiled plans for a new residence hall in Cambridge, Mass., the grumblings from neighbors came as little surprise. But instead of the typical town-gown tug-of-war, Lesley officials and an active group of neighbors struck an unusually collegial accord: Residents would help design the buildings. For the past several months, seven residents huddled with the project's architects over blueprints, hammering out details of the $13 million development, the college's first new construction in three decades. The architect is Bruner/Cott & Associates.

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