Birmingham, Ala. — Boston’s Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) has tapped Capstone On-Campus Management (COCM) to oversee operations, maintenance and summer marketing of all residence life facilities on the campus of the public art college. The contract is with the owner of the MassArt facilities, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority.
COCM’s work on the campus began in 2007 as the manager of the 310-bed Artists’ Residence. In 2011, COCM was selected to expand its services to include a 493-bed new housing facility, which is currently under construction for occupancy in May of this year. When the new facility is complete, COCM will manage a total of 923 beds, housing MassArt students, as well as students of the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The arrangement is a shared-governance structure, in which COCM provides daily operations of the three residence halls, while MassArt provides student life and residential programming.