Bentley College Dormitory
Waltham, MA


DRA’s efforts at Bentley College occurred over a 10-year period.  During this time frame, Bentley College was transformed from a commuter to a residential college.  DRA completed campus master plans which covered both the upper and lower campuses and included programming and selection of sites for all administrative, student activities, conferencing, graduate programs, performing arts, food service, and undergraduate housing needs. 

The 30-acre lower-campus master plan included a pedestrian link of the two Bentley campuses involving a pedestrian bridge, and a new 195-student housing complex, Orchard North and South.  Each of the thirty nine  apartments accommodates five students.


New Construction
195-student housing complex
39 apartments accommodating      5 students each
$24 Million Project Cost

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Massachusetts Studio
235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
F. 617.964.1701

Connecticut Studio
225 Oakland Road, Studio 205
South Windsor, CT 06074
T. 860.644.8300
F. 860.644.8301


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