Boston College – Devlin Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA | 650 SF | DiMella Shaffer Associates


One of the busiest markets in construction is education, and that is particularly true in the Greater Boston area, home to many of the world’s top institutes of learning. The market is always in a positive state of change: older buildings need upgrades and renovations, advances in technology require updates, student growth demands new facilities and new areas of study call for additional research and classroom space.

Vantage Builders has successfully completed many projects in the education market, from K-12 schools to university classroom, research and laboratory facilities, as well as student living and athletic facilities. Our experience has made us particularly sensitive to the considerations facing schools and colleges, notably safety, costs and timelines.

First and foremost is our focus on safety. During the course of each project, we ensure that our work sites are safe for students and faculty, as well as the community, visitors and our team. We work closely with school administration to plan and develop each unique project, creating a realistic and reliable budget and schedule. Weekly meetings and continuous communication keep the entire team up-to-date on project status. Additionally, as our experienced team works to improve your site and facility, we will minimize disruptions to school operations, including classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, traffic and athletics.

Brandeis University - Office for Institutional Advancements 

Waltham, MA | 30,000 SF | Fusion Design Consultants, Inc. 

To create more space for its growing teams, Brandeis University enlisted Vantage Builders to create a new suite for its office for Institutional Advancement at 51 Sawyer Road near its main campus. The multi-floor renovation required close coordination and heavy logistical planning with not only the Brandeis team, but also the property manager at 51 Sawyer and the tenants occupying the adjacent space to ensure minimal disruptions. The Vantage team created a new layout with over 90 individual offices, several meeting rooms and breakout spaces with movable partitions. Vantage also updated the HVAC system from pneumatic controls to DDC controls requiring tight containment so that dust associated with the renovation did not affect the newly renovated, highly trafficked open air lobby adjacent to the suite. The space is highly functional and features a cohesive design flow to provide all user groups with the same experience when utilizing each area. 

Boston University - College of General Studies

Boston, MA | 2,500 SF | EYP Architecture & Engineering

Vantage Builders has worked on a number of projects for Boston University. Recently, the firm upgraded a section of the university’s College of General Studies. The new design required significant prep and demo work, with the removal of all the ceilings, flooring, soffits and doors. The new floors and ceilings, along with ample lighting, provide a much more modern, bright atmosphere. In the lounge area, a beautiful Armstrong Woodworks ceiling helps create a welcoming and relaxing environment. New millwork stations for recycling and trash encourage students, faculty and visitors to support BU’s recycling program. Key to the project was strategic scheduling and planning to ensure that class schedules were not affected.

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH | 3,100 SF | Placework

Vantage has completed many projects in the Education market and in the Fitness/Recreation market. We were able to combine our experience in the two when the firm was hired by the University of New Hampshire to renovate the men’s football locker room. Key to the project – as is often the case in the Education market – was precise planning, as the building was occupied during construction, and the season was soon to start. We installed new, spacious changing areas, featuring plenty of room for each player’s gear, a locker for personal belongings and integrated USB charging ports. New carpeting throughout the locker room is mold and mildew resistant. The upgraded AC unit maintains a comfortable environment, particularly important after a tough practice. LED lighting, comfortable bench and chair seating, and a beverage station create a bright, relaxing atmosphere. The walls feature UNH blue and white paint, as well as team and player award plaques, helping to instill Wildcats pride.

Suzuki School of Newton

Newton, MA | 7,000 SF | MDS/Miller Dyer Spears

Vantage Builders renovated the new home of the Suzuki School of Newton, a non-profit instrumental music school. The new 7,000-square-foot learning facility is located on the historic Staples-Crafts-Wiswall farmstead property in Newton’s Waban Village. Critical to the success of the project was the Vantage team’s ability to work carefully throughout the project to maintain the building’s historic features, while creating a new, modern learning experience for the school’s bright students. The extensive renovations included significant systems work – high-end HVAC systems, new plumbing and a state-of-the-art fire suppression system. A daylight harvesting system ensures that the building is well lit, while also being energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The exterior work included complete earth removal to prepare the site, as well as work on the landscaping and parking areas.

The Learning Experience

Warwick, RI | 11,000 SF | Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers

Vantage Builders completed the build-out of a new location for The Learning Experience at 60 Jefferson Park Road in Warwick, RI. The new 11,000-square foot location is The Learning Experience's first center in the state. The Learning Experience's is one of the nations fastest growing academies of early education for children ages six weeks to five years old. A highlight of the center is Make Believe Boulevard, a colorful miniature Main Street, USA that is designed to develop and expand socio-dramatic play among children. The center has eight separate classrooms for children of different ages, from infants to pre-school.

Goldfish Swim School

Newton, MA | 13,000 SF | Silverman Trykowski Associates

The learn-to-swim franchise opened its doors, providing indoor swim classes and programs to children aged four months and up. The centerpiece of the school is the 30 x 70 gunite pool, with water constantly maintained at a kidfriendly 90 degrees. Parents can watch the small group lessons no more than four children per instructor in a comfortable viewing area that runs almost the whole length of the pool. The view is provided by an enormous, tempered glass panel that is a half inch thick, nine-feet high and 80-feet long. The build-out required significant mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. A powerful dehumidifying system from Seresco Technologies keeps the air dry and comfortable throughout the entire facility, despite the warm water temperature.

Additional Valued Clients

A.W. Perry


Albany Road Real Estate Partners

American Heart Association

American Tower




Atlantic Medicinal Partners

Atlantic Tambone

Avison Young

Axcelis Technologies

Bentley College

Boston Children's Museum

Boston University

Braintree Health Club

Brandeis University


Cambridge Pet Center

Cardinal Health

Carpionato Group

Casa Systems


Charles River Laboratories

Children's Music Laboratory

Cigna Companies

Clair Toyota

Coca-Cola Company

Colliers International

Columbia Electrical




Cushman & Wakefield


DICK'S Sporting Goods

Dollar General

EMD Millipore

Fox Sports Net New England

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Fresenius Medical Care

General Dynamics

Glanz Properites

Goldfish Swim School

Greenstar Herbals

Hanscom Air Force Base

Harleysville Insurance

Harpoon Brewery

Harvard University Housing

Heal Inc.

Hobbs Brook Management

Howland Development

Interactive Data Corporation

Jacobs Engineering Group

John Hancock Real Estate

Johnson Controls

Jones Lang LaSalle

JRT Realty Group

KS Partners

Lantheus Medical Imaging

Lasermax Roll Systems


Lee Kimball

Lexington Pediatrics

Lincoln Property Management

Mark Richey Woodworking

Marley Properties

Massachusetts Eye And Ear

McLean Hospital

Middlesex Savings Bank



Morgan Stanley

N.E. Medical

National Development

National Grid


New Balance

New England Sikh Study Circle

New England Spine

Noble House Hotels And Resorts

Nordblom Company

North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Physicians Group

North Shore Red Dog Pet Resort

Olympus Surgical Technologies

Om Hindu Community Center


Partners Healthcare System


Pfeiffer Vacuum


Phillips Academy Andover

Planet Fitness

Polaris Capital Management

Pulte Homes

Pure Barre

Quiet Logistics

Rader Properties

Raymond James


Worcester District Registry of Deeds



RG Vanderweil Engineers

Robert Allen Group


Sanctuary Medicinals

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Strategic Spaces

Synergy Investments



TD Ameritrade

The Beal Company

The Boston Beer Company

The Flatley Company

The Hotel Viking

The Simon Properties

Theory Wellness

Thermo Fisher Scientific



Trinity Church



United Church Of Christ

University of Massachusetts

University Of New Hampshire

Unum Group

Upbeat Cycling

Upham's Corner Health Center

Upland Capital

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

USA Gateway


Walmart Stores

Waltham Watch Factory

Wellesley Village Church

Westin Copley Hotel



Willow Hill School

Winchester Savings Bank

Woburn Pediatrics

Worcester Law Library


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