These sketches show the Student Life and Performance Center from the standpoint of a person standing on St Botolph Street at the corner of Gainsborough and facing east. NEC's existing St. Botolph building is visible at the right of the first sketch, and the intersection of St Botolph Street and Massachusetts Avenue is just outside of frame to the right.
The entrance—visible in the center of the first sketch and at the right of the second sketch—leads to amenities including the Opera Studio, publicly accessible dining area, and library. The windowed corner above the entrance makes the orchestra rehearsal space visible from the street.
Currently, a person standing on this spot would be looking at NEC's parking lot and the backs of Huntington Avenue buildings.