serving students worldwide


From Boston, to London, to Sydney, ZVI Construction specializes in customized academic facilities. Internationally, ZVI works with study abroad programs to deliver completely customized buildings in prime urban locations. We work with both US based and foreign institutions to enhance a school’s global presence. Domestically, ZVI partners with all ranges of educational institutions from pre-kindergarten through university level. 



a dilapidated office transforms into an Information Technology hub


Currently the home of Boston University’s Information Technology offices, 179 Amory Street was once a dilapidated office space. The eight month project began in January of 2014 with the demolition of two undulating, sinking basement slabs, a mezzanine level, and multiple sets of stairs. ZVI constructed a new slab, three staircases, and new interior layout complete with an elevator, dumbwaiter, and all new mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection systems. ZVI worked as team with Boston University, the architects, and engineers to complete this project on an aggressive schedule without compromising quality. The team completed the 22,000 gut renovation in August of 2014.



pre-kindergarten expanded with customized classrooms


One of our oldest clients, ZVI has worked for the Fessenden School for the past 10 years. In the summer of 2014 we expanded the pre-kindergarten building, adding two classrooms. With a strict schedule dictated by the return of the students, there was no room for schedule error. ZVI ushered the project through the City of Newton’s Zoning, Fire Department, and Permit reviews; continued on to erect a structural steel frame, build the exterior façade and finish the interior customized classroom spaces. Our team completed this project concurrently with other campus renovations. 



historical exterior, contemporary interior


This spectacular, cutting-edge student housing facility, formerly the historic Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children, is the result of ZVI's 55,000 SF gut renovation. ZVI is responsible for all aspects of this build-and-design project. From restoration of the authentic facade, intricate interior decor, and original elevators, to installation of modern en-suite kitchen and bathrooms and state of the art amenities, ZVI created a living facility that appeals to modern students while simultaneously maintaining the property's historical extravagance. The Waterloo residence now houses students from the University of Notre Dame.



from NYC to London with Love


Byron Court, a 5-story, 57,000 square foot structure overlooking Mecklenburgh Square in Bloomsbury, was custom renovated by ZVI for New York University. The property is within access of public transportation, the universities, diverse entertainment options, and shopping centers. Byron Court is now a state-of-the-art complex capable of housing 230 students. With en-suite bathrooms, kitchens, living and dining areas, 24/7 security, laundry facilities with on-line reservation systems, multiple common areas, and a 200 seat modern classroom, convenience and comfort are combined to create an ideal student residence.



Boston University premier student housing


Located in prestigious Kensington, this former budget hotel was transformed into a premier modern student housing facility. The project included restoration of the historic facade and mansard roofing system along with installation of state-of-the-art computer rooms, classrooms and modern living quarters. From site selection to finishes, ZVI is responsible for all aspects of the development process at Courtfield Gardens.



former potter factory, current residence


This 158 bed residential building will set a new standard for student accommodation in Sydney and across Australia.  The building is located in dynamic Camperdown opposite a tranquil park, just ten minutes from the heart of Sydney. With its close proximity to both University of Sydney and University of Technology, this architecturally renewed, heritage building is appointed with quality fixtures and finishes which provide the ideal environment for both study and recreation.  With both studio and four bedroom apartments available in various configurations, ZVI performed another renovation &restoration on a property of architectural and historical significance transforming this former pottery manufacturing plant into a state of the art student housing facility.



Geneva accomodations


ZVI transformed this former hotel into a 94-bed student housing facility located just one block from Lake Geneva in the beautiful Eaux Vive section of Geneva, Switzerland. With modernized kitchens and bathrooms, common meeting rooms, and state-of-the-art communications, this project has become one of the premier student housing facilities in Geneva.