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Wentworth Institute of Technology Buildings

A brief history of Wentworth buildings.

Sweeney Field

  • Architect: Carol J. Johnson Associates, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Bond Brothers, Inc.
  • Construction spanned March to August of 1996 and cost nearly $3million.
  • Sweeney field is 3.3 acres with six 60-foot light standards.
  • The soccer field is specifically 195' x 330'. Rubber tire and small stone in a subsurface layer produce a resilient turf.
  • The field complex has 47 independent parking spaces and is surrounded by 39 trees (crabapple, honey locust, and pear).
  • Home field for soccer, lacrosse, and softball teams

Myles Elliot Sweeney

Myles Elliot Sweeney '28, studied architectural construction at Wentworth and later became a businessman and advocate for technological innovation in the construction trade.

In 1930 he began his career for John Mansville Corporation and became vice president in 1959.

Sweeney constructed wind tunnels for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, built apartment buildings, represented the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, and helped develop the Uniform Building Code.

In 1995 he was awarded an honorary doctor of engineering technology degree by Wentworth. Sweeney died in 1996.