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Bentley University Arena

Waltham, MA

    Project Overview

    The new Bentley arena is the most environmentally sustainable ice arena in the U.S. and the first to earn LEED platinum certification.

    A rooftop solar array generates nearly half of the building’s energy needs. Other features include high-efficiency lighting, water-saving bathroom fixtures, and a state-of-the-art heat reclamation system. A glass-walled function room provides space for a range of community and campus events. Students can also use the arena as a “living lab” where they can analyze the building’s energy data and work on academic projects such as marketing and sales plans.

    Bentley built its new multipurpose arena as part of its ongoing commitment to enhance the campus experience for its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters. The University teamed with Suffolk to construct the venue with approximately 2,000 fixed seats that can also accommodate up to 3,400 for large-scale events such as concerts, special presentations and gatherings. The building also serves as an ice hockey arena for Bentley’s NCAA Division I hockey program.

    The arena features a wide range of amenities including locker rooms, equipment room, weight room, and sports medicine center. Designed to promote interaction, the entry features a grand staircase to the upper lobby where a second-floor concourse enables people to gather pre- and post-event or during intermissions.

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      Sectors Higher Education
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      Owner Bentley University
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      Architect Architectural Resources Cambridge
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      Square Feet 76,000
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      LEED Status LEED Platinum