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Update #15

Upcoming Public Art Meetings & Construction Manager Selection

There are two public art meetings scheduled for the Foundry.

1. The Foundry Consortium is holding a public meeting Monday, November 26th to review several concepts for how the Foundry space will be used (e.g., a mix of private studios and shared co-working spaces for artists). As time permits, and in future meetings, the Foundry Consortium will discuss arts programming including: the potential for artists-in-residence; ways to prioritize the use of space if the space is over-subscribed; and gathering new ideas about the community's needs and wants regarding the arts. 

When: Monday, November 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: The Creativity Commons at Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue - University Hall Room 3-043 (third floor)

Please contact Zoe Vanderschmidt,, with any questions.

2. Save the Date! The Foundry Consortium is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, December 11th to allow the community to meet the finalists selected for the City of Cambridge’s Call for Public Art RFQ, to create public art to be installed at the Foundry. More info to come.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: 500 Kendall Street in the 1st Floor Café Space. 

Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR):

The City and CRA have selected W.T. Rich ( as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Foundry construction. As part of the 149a construction procedures, W.T. Rich will be brought on board to assist with the design of the building, initially to provide feedback on the Feasibility Study and Cost Estimate to be completed by Cambridge Seven by years end. The CRA and Lemelson-MIT are participating in design meetings to align the building program with the financial plan for the building’s operations.