Sneak Peek Inside the Paramount Residence Hall
Tour the Paramount Residence Hall
Heather West and Carrie Fuller
September 28, 2010
Join Resident Assistant Lauren Cortizo ’13 on a video tour of Emerson’s newest residence hall inside the Paramount Center at 555 Washington Street.
This is the first year students have occupied the new facility. Cortizo says she is excited to live in the Paramount. She has a great view of the Ritz–Carlton, but says she’s jealous of the students down the hall who have a view of the Paramount’s art deco marquee.
Most of the 262 students living in the Paramount Center share double rooms inside four - or six–person suites; however, there are some stand–alone doubles too. Each floor has a common lounge with a kitchenette.
Other facilities in the Paramount Center include the 34,000–square–foot Paramount Mainstage Theatre (a 590–seat live performance venue), an experimental black box theater, the Bright Family Screening Room, a sound stage, a scene/prop production shop, 9 rehearsal studios, 6 practice rooms, 4 classrooms, 20 faculty offices, and a student gathering area. A commercial restaurant will be located on the street level.
The Paramount Center was designed by Elkus/Manfredi Architects of Boston and built by Bond Brothers. Construction began in the spring of 2007 and was completed in December 2009.
Videographer: by Matt Figler'11
Reporter: Heather West MFA'13
Planners and architects have done a careful job in restoring parts of the original building and incorporating them with parts of the new building. "Every nook and cranny is exciting," said Robert Orchard, Executive Director for the Arts. "It's been beautifully reimagined by the College."