Located in Boston’s East Fenway district, the New England Conservatory offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, continuing education, and a K-12 music preparatory program. Currently in construction, the 130,000 sf Student Life and Performance Center will create a vibrant new setting for the academic and community life of NEC. The Center includes a residence for 250 students, dining commons, performance and recording spaces, a library resource center, and other student gathering spaces. NEC’s two-block streetscape will be transformed into an active campus and community setting, with new seating, trees, and widened sidewalks. A second phase, a new Academic Center, will provide additional learning, office, practice, and event spaces and a new image for NEC on Boston’s Avenue of the Arts. Gensler is ABA’s Associate Architect.