Babson’s Park Manor Quadrangle Residence Hall Complex Opens to New Students

New and renovated living spaces encircle the unique undergraduate quad in the heart of Babson’s campus

A long-time dream becomes reality this fall with the arrival of undergraduate students to live in the Park Manor residence hall complex, featuring new and renovated space as well as the unveiling of the outdoor Park Manor Quad.

Park Manor Quad

Photos: Paige Brown Photography

The multi-year effort encompassed the construction of a new residence hall, continued renovations to existing residence halls, the creation of classroom and meeting spaces, and the development of an outdoor quad to complement and enhance the surrounding undergraduate living/learning environment.

Its location amongst other residence halls and academic buildings on the Wellesley campus serves to strengthen the tight-knit Babson community, affording them more opportunities for spontaneous interaction and collaboration in the heart of campus.

Adjacent to this complex is the recently developed Tomasso Quad, encompassing Tomasso Hall, Luksic Hall, the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, and Park Manor West. This signature landscape space features tree plantings and a series of stepped benches that face a new plaza in front of Tomasso Hall.

Park Manor Quad“We are excited to welcome first-year and returning undergraduate students to the Park Manor Quad residential complex,” said Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Lawrence P. Ward. “The transformation of the Park Manors Quad complex represents a tremendous investment in the quality of the shared living and learning experience on campus, and I look forward to students using the space to its fullest potential.”

Park Manor Central

Newly renovated in 2016, Park Manor Central is one of the larger halls on campus, with multisized living spaces and lounges, kitchen facilities, meeting rooms for student organizations, Diversity Lounge, and new spaces for recreation, dance, music performance, and college radio.

Park Manor South

Park Manor QuadNewly renovated in the summer of 2015, Park Manor South is conveniently located across from the Reynolds Campus Center and Horn Library, and it houses undergraduate students on three floors and is home of the Sophomore Leadership Community. The building also houses several lounges, common kitchen, and a bike room.

Park Manor West

Newly constructed Park Manor West, opened in 2015, providing a contemporary living and learning experience for undergraduate students at Babson. Park Manor West is located next to the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, providing students with a dynamic new living and learning environment.

Schlesinger Innovation Center

Park Manor West is also the home to the Leonard A. Schlesinger First-Year Innovation Center . The center is now one of Babson’s most exciting and engaging learning sites, featuring an amphitheater as well as classroom and collaboration space for students to work on businesses launched within their first-year Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course. It is a working laboratory for inventing, developing, launching, managing, and liquidating startups and organizations of all kinds.

Park Manor North

Completing the complex is Park Manor North, which features multisized living spaces, a large lounge for study groups and meeting space, and kitchen and television facilities, laundry room and vending machines.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds ® ​​​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ® ​​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

By Shannon Sweeny, ssweeny1@babson.edu, (781) 239-4621 | 8/29/2016 8:00 AM