This LEED Gold, $33 million, state-of-the-art new construction provides much-needed affordable residential space for medical students at Boston University Medical School. This 9-story,102,198 sf building features a student lounge, a gym, a childcare and early education center on the ground floor as well as 104 two-bedroom apartments, 8 of which are “accessible” dwelling units and 96 are “adaptable” dwelling units, as defined by the Massachusetts State Building Code. All units contain two bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a kitchenette. The primary palate of materials is brick, pre-cast concrete, aluminum, and glass. The dramatic façade consists of two glass curtain wall towers, meanwhile a suspended glass and metal canopy create a signature entrance. This building is designed for energy efficiency including a white roof, recycled building materials, Energy Star appliances and a 9,000 sf public park, where drought-resistant plants are irrigated by a rooftop rain collection system.