Tufts University-Alumnae Hall, Medford, MA

Alumnae Hall, built in 1954, required a careful and thoughtful renovation. R E Dinneen was charged with breathing new life into a facility that was forgotten, dark and uninviting. Spearheaded by the Alumnae Association, the project pays tribute to the original association members who funded its construction.

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The renovation program includes an updated HVAC system, new audiovisual, restored ceiling, new color palette, draperies and black‐out shades, new lighting, refinished doors and hardware, new wood floor, replaced front window, and renovated galley kitchen. Alumnae Hall has a capacity for 125 people for a lecture, 120 people for a cocktail reception, and 80 people for a banquet.  Furniture was selected to support group presentations and living room style seating. The hand painted murals, a commentary on the history of Tufts, were carefully preserved.

“R E Dinneen presented us with a variety of design options.  The process went smoothly and the project came out beautifully.  There is so much flexibility in how we can use the space.  It serves our needs in every way we hoped it would.”

Mini Jaikumar
Senior Associate Director
Association & Volunteer Management

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