Construction Services

Construction Services works diligently to design and create a comfortable, safe and sustainable environment for all members of the Suffolk University community.

Our role includes

  • Developing and implementing projects and long-term capital investments to improve our campus facilities
  • Providing an effective living, learning, and working environment for our community, visitors, and neighbors
  • Engaging in projects related to the University's sustainability, specifically by making our facilities more efficient to reduce costs and environmental impact


Deferred Maintenance 

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

Recently Completed Projects

  • Creation of space and relocation of NESAD on floors A, B, 6, and 10 in the Sawyer Building
  • Creation of 11 new classrooms and student space on the fifth floor of 73 Tremont Street
  • Creation of the INTO Suffolk Center on the fourth floor of 73 Tremont Street
  • Renovation of the University Bookstore
  • Creation of Michael & Larry Smith Fitness Center
  • Repair of Smith Hall bathrooms
  • Creation and renovation of black box studio and theater in the Sawyer Building
  • Updated Sawyer Building lobby and lounge
  • Replacement of carpeting in areas of University dormitories
  • Repair of Smith Hall façade
  • Repair of the Sawyer Building façade
  • Rebuilding of Smith Hall mechanical systems
  • Lighting retrofit throughout Sargent Hall

Living & Learning Environment Improvements

Suffolk University is committed to providing excellent learning environments. As a result, it is our mission to continually improve upon technology, furnishings, and equipment in classrooms and labs on campus. All of our classrooms have media available and 87 percent feature a fixed media setup. In addition, we have 22 science labs and 32 scheduled computer labs across the campus.

Examples of Existing New Improvements

  • 11 new and fully equipped general education classrooms on the 5th floor of 73 Tremont Street
  • Lounge and study spaces integrated to the new space on the fifth floor of 73 Tremont Street
  • Updated and relocated space for NESAD students in the Sawyer Building
  • State-of-the-art black box studio theater in the Sawyer Building
  • Fully functional and accessible fitness center on the first floor of the Ridgeway Building
  • 20 Somerset Street, which features new general education and laboratory-ready classrooms with electronic whiteboards and active learning pods.

Energy Efficiency

Suffolk University has a goal of reducing electricity consumption every year. We are working closely with the utility company to achieve this goal. In addition, we are investing in measures to make our facilities operate more efficiently. We encourage employees and students to adopt behaviors that conserve energy.


Suffolk University's diverse downtown Boston location offers an array of valuable resources to students administration and staff.

Suffolk owns or leases and maintains 10 buildings