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Architect's rendering of 180 Tremont Street by Elkus/Manfredi, showing the potential usage of the building for students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The illustration includes the basement level, surrounding buildings and the Boylston MBTA station. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992

Artist's sketch of WERS on air studio and live performance studio with musicians and engineers. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Artist's sketch of TV production studio and broadcast journalism studio. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Artist's sketch of performing arts rehearsal room and performing arts classroom. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Artist's sketch of lecture hall and classroom. Elkus / Manfredu Architects Ltd.

Architect's rendering of 180 Tremont Street by Elkus/Manfredi, showing the potential usage of the building for students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The illustration includes the basement level, surrounding buildings and the Boylston MBTA station. In the early 1990s, Emerson President John Zacharis began the transition that would relocate Emerson College from the Back Bay to the Theater District. The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 180 Tremont Street to house classrooms and administrative offices. Now known as the Ansin building, 180 Tremont would become the flagship building of the Campus on the Common.

1992

A sketch of the proposed 75-acre campus on the banks of the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Lawrence move the 1980s was one step in Emerson’s plan to expand into a university. Though the move was largely supported by the cities of Lawrence and Boston, the college gave up on the plan as the costs of construction grew every higher and the value of Emerson’s Boston real estate fell. Previous attempts to relocate Emerson to Bedford and Lexington in 1985 were unsuccessful. Info sources: Harvard Crimson (2/14/1987); New York Times (2/5/1987).

1985 - 1988

An architectural rendering of Emerson's Piano Row building. In 2006, Piano Row Residence Hall became the second purpose-built facility for Emerson College. It serves as a dormitory and houses the school's first gymnasium. The 14-story building sits at 150 Boylston Street and also houses the Max Muchnick campus center.

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