Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Owner: Lesley University
Client: John Moriarty and Associates
Architect: Bruner and Cott Associates
Engineer: Van Zelm

Project Summary

Connected by a three-story glass open atrium is the new 74,000 SF Lunder Arts Center and former 1845 North Prospect Church. The facility features a public gallery, ceramics area, woodshop, darkrooms, and digital filmmaking areas. State Electric’s project scope involved strategically placing Crestron dimming controls throughout the building, the installation of the secondary emergency power distribution system, 33KW emergency power inverter system, and complete wiring for the substation. In addition, the building is designed to the LEED Gold standards. This one-year project completed in September 2014.


Coordinating the installation of a NStar substation directly above the main electric room as well as integrating lighting control and power metering with the building management system.


State Electric worked directly with the lighting control manufacturer to create a complete value engineered lighting control package which was integrated into the building management system. To accommodate the NStar substation layout, State Electric designed a custom ground system and worked closely with NStar through a series of onsite meetings.

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