Tufte Building

Title

Tufte Building

Description

In 2003, the Tufte Production and Performance (PPC) building became the first purpose built structure created and built for Emerson College. It is named for Norman I. and Mary E. Tufte, in honor of Emerson College trustee Marillyn Zacharis' parents. The state-of-the-art building was designed by Elkus/Manfredi architects and constructed by the Lee Kennedy Co., at the same time Emerson undertook the restoration of the historic Cutler Majestic Theatre next door. Tufte PPC is an 80,000 square feet building on 11 floors, and required some creative architecture to fit into an odd-shaped unoccupied footprint between several surrounding buildings. It houses live performance in the Semel Theater and Greene Theater, broadcast and video production facilities including two television studios, a costume shop, dressing rooms, a makeup suite, a studio for Theatre Design and Technology students, a dance studio, a contemporary art gallery, faculty offices, academic spaces.

Date

2003

Subject

College buildings Authority: College buildings, Boston (Mass.) Authority: Downtown Boston (Mass.), College facilities Authority: College television stations, Student activities Authority: College theater

Source

Emerson College Archives and Special Collections

Publisher

Emerson College

Rights

Emerson College

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Files

ECHO_Tufte_2003.JPG

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Citation

“Tufte Building,” ECHO: Emerson College History Online, accessed August 9, 2022, https://emersonhistory.omeka.net/items/show/275.

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