Harvard University recently held a topping-off ceremony for the renovation and vertical expansion of Longfellow Hall.
About 15,000 square feet of the building’s 70,000 square feet will be renovated and 5,000 square feet vertically added, creating new and enhanced classroom, office and gathering spaces. The project is part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s master plan for Appian Way, allowing HGSE’s off-campus research activities and Programs in Professional Education to relocate to campus.
The work is expected to conclude this December. Boston-based BOND is the construction management firm for the project.
Longfellow Hall is named for Alice Longfellow, the daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and a benefactor of Radcliffe College. Radcliffe sold the building, which was built in 1929 and designed by Perry, Shaw and Hepburn, to HGSE in 1961.
“The Topping Off of Longfellow is not only a major milestone for the project, but also for our campus,” Jason Carlson, director of operations for HGSE, said in a press release. “This moment marks our continued forward progress in the development of our campus.”