Harvard Law School
North Hall House Relocation
& Renovation

The Challenge

Relocate three 19th-century buildings from the proposed building site for Wasserstein Hall to the site of North Hall. Deconstruct a portion of North Hall as part of the enabling work adjacent to an occupied portion of the building. Reprogram and renovate the relocated buildings from office space into student housing for Harvard.

The Solution

Our owner’s representative and mitigation teams worked closely together to facilitate the planning process and ensure that all project risks and logistical issues were thoroughly vetted and communicated. We coordinated with internal Harvard constituents, MBTA Bus and Subway operations, City of Cambridge Public Works, Police, Fire, and Electric departments, and other organizations to procure the multitude of permits required for the project.

The Key Benefits

CSL managed the process and assisted Harvard Law School in meeting its challenging goals by providing solid decision-making, good communication and excellent schedule-to-budget performance. Our efforts to control tight budgets and demanding schedules brought the project in under budget. The project received a preservation award from The City of Cambridge and an award from Design & Construction Magazine.