The Albert Sherman Center video series

December 05, 2011



The $400-million Albert Sherman Center will expand and unify the UMass Medical School’s Worcester campus, double its research capacity and support the school’s new learner-centered curriculum. This interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research and education facility will foster interaction and collaboration among scientists and promote innovation and synergies across disciplines. The 480,000-square-foot Sherman Center, scheduled to open in late 2012, will attract researchers, physicians, faculty, students and industry partners, enhancing the Medical School’s position as a leader in medical research and education.

Follow the Sherman Center's evolutionary design in this series of videos:



See a virtual 3-D tour inside the Sherman Center

For anyone who can’t wait until it opens to see what the inside of the Albert Sherman Center will look like, ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge has created a seven-minute 3-D virtual tour.


Part 1 of 6: Evolutionary design

The first installment is an overview of the process of selecting an architect.

Part 2 of 6: Model for Success

The second installment of the series features Been Wang, the principal in charge of design for the project. Wang is one of the leaders of the multi-disciplinary team at ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge that is designing the building.In this video, he discusses the interaction of digital tools and traditional model-making in the ARC design studio

Part 3 of 6: Virtual reality check

The third installment of the Sherman Center video series focuses on the architect’s use of a new three-dimensional digital tool for coordinating design and construction.


Part 4 of 6: An early look at the Sherman Center lab spaces

Members of the UMMS community got a preview of the look and feel of the new wet-lab areas in the Albert Sherman Center, thanks to guided tours of a full-scale mock-up.

Part 5 of 6: Visualizing the interior 

The latest installment of a series of videos highlighting aspects of the design process of the Albert Sherman Center focuses on the selection of interior finishes for the building.