Suffolk University undertakes projects to enhance our facilities, through correction of deferred maintenance, classroom and common space improvements, resource efficiency, and new construction. We recently completed construction of 10 West Street and the Modern Theater.  As part of Suffolk University’s commitment to sustainability, we strive to achieve a minimum of Silver-LEED certification for new building projects.  Deferred Maintenance

Deffered Maintenance

The University makes significant annual investments to address deferred maintenance needs. These projects contribute to the safety, efficiency, and appearance of our facilities, as well as enhance the working, living, and learning environments.

Recent Projects

  • Repair of 150 Tremont Residence Hall façade
  • Repair of 150 Tremont Residence Hall elevators
  • Replacement of Archer Building piping
  • Replacement of Sawyer Building windows

Living, Learning Environment Improvements

As part of our commitment to providing excellent learning environments, we continue to improve technology, furnishings, and equipment in classrooms and labs across campus. Media is available for all of our 96 classrooms, and 85% of our classrooms feature a fixed media setup. 

In recognition of the importance of having welcoming, comfortable student spaces, we continually undertake projects to enhance our built environment.

Recent Projects

  • Creation of a functional and professional Trading Room in the Sawyer Building
  • Replacement of carpet in multiple buildings throughout campus – NESAD, Sawyer, Law, Archer, Donahue, Miller, and 150 Tremont Residence Hall
  • Replacement of furniture in the College of Arts & Sciences, Sawyer Business School, and Law School
  • Improvements to Miller Hall Café, including new seating and kitchen equipment
  • Conversion of New England School of Art & Design (NESAD) classroom into an illustration studio

20 Somerset Street

Suffolk University is constructing a new building and rebuilding the plaza across from the Sawyer building. The building, slated to open in the Fall of 2015, will include a café, advanced learning classrooms, science and general classrooms, and the only open, outdoor space on Suffolk’s campus. Below is a time-lapse video of the ongoing demolition of the existing building and construction of our new building


Suffolk University leases space to three eateries, contributing to the dining options in Downtown Crossing: Back Deck , Boston Common Coffee, and Sal's Pizza.

Energy Efficiency

Suffolk University has a goal of reducing electricity consumption by at least 2% every year from 2012-2014. We are working closely with NStar, the utility, to achieve this goal.

We invest in measures to make our facilities operate more efficiently. Suffolk University also encourages employees and students to adopt behaviors that conserve energy. While increasing our square footage, we have kept our electricity consumption steady.