Project Information


815 Columbus Ave

Project Manager  

Paul McAndrew
Jacqueline Valencia

Square Feet







Suffolk Construction

to contact someone regarding the EXP project please email
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Project Description

The new 350,000 square foot state-of-the-art research center called EXP will be located between the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) and Ruggles Station, and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.  EXP will be the second science building enhancing Northeastern’s commitment to creating a globally networked ecosystem for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.



The new modern research space is designed to be completely flexible, allowing conversion from dry labs to wet labs as needed to accommodate different occupants.  The space is laid out to promote collaboration between students across disciplines, and will include teaching and research labs, classrooms, makerspace, dedicated space for innovative work in autonomous vehicles, drones and robots, a cafe, and a faculty club.  The exterior of the building was designed to harmonize with the newly completed Science and Engineering Complex and the pedestrian bridge, which will connect the two buildings.


EXP will enable students and researches to network, connect, and collaborate, bringing a range of knowledge, experience, and perspective together.  





Construction Activity Update





Construction Camera




Northeastern promotes inclusion and diversity on our projects. 


Inclusion Statistics

Construction work performance on EXP


People of Color


Local Residence




Women and Minority Owned Businesses

Below is a list of companies that have performed work on EXP

Women Business Enterprise
Women Business Enterprise
Future Site
Women Business Enterprise
Minority Business Enterprise
Minority Business Enterprise
Future Site
Minority Business Enterprise
DCR Masonry Jackson Glass DeMelo Construction Inner City Fire Protection Bluebird Graphics Moor Metals
Heritage Restoration Front Line, Inc Jackson Glass Carl-Louis and Co. Charter Corp. Total Mechanical
Boss Steel DaPaoli Tile Front Line, Inc The Edwards Group Don Martin Paving  
Edwards Group Insulation Specialists Midland Tech, LLC Analogue    
International Asbestos Removal DeMelo ASA Environmental Atana Engineering    
Jerez LLC Ver-Tex Hat Creek Outfit CDS Contracting    
Melo Rodbusters   Architectural Products Diversity Development    
New England Decks & Floors   Osprey InOrder Business Solutions    
InOrder Business Solutions   Granite City Electrical Janey Corp.    
Nitsch Engineering   Turtle & Hughes Jerez LLC    
      Midland Tech    
      Terva Corp.    
      Titan Roofing    
      Sodan Sustainability    


EXP “Walk-On” Outreach Job Referral Program

For those who have experience in the construction trades and are looking to work at EXP, an applicant referral questionnaire can be submitted by clicking on the button below or scanning the QR code found on posters at the EXP job site front gate and at Northeastern Crossing. The applicant referral questionnaire requests job experience information that is distributed to construction firms at EXP and throughout the City of Boston to other construction contractors.

  Applicant Referral Form  



Community Programs

OSHA 30 Training Course

Workforce Opportunity Resource Center, also known as WORC2 offers sponsored community construction training including an OSHA 30 training course located at 2103 Washington St.


Build With Us @ Suffolk 

Suffolk Construction, the construction manager for the EXP, provides training sessions to new businesses seeking to better prepare themselves for contracts with the construction management firm. 

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