Becker College eyes Higgins house for Video Game center
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WORCESTER — The onetime home of a local 20th-century industrial magnate will become the new home of one of the top interactive media/video gaming design programs in the world.

The Planning Board last week gave Becker College the green light to convert the 2 1/2-story, 100-year-old former home of John Woodman Higgins into classroom/education space.

The board unanimously approved proposed plans for the property, located at William and Roxbury Street, which include the construction of a 2,500-square-foot addition which will connect the main house to a carriage house in the rear of the property.

Becker plans on making the property its “Center for Digital Gaming.”

David Ellis, senior vice president overseeing administration and finance at Becker, told the Planning Board the college is looking to centralize its video gaming design program at one location.

Currently, components of the program are scattered in buildings throughout the Becker campus.

Becker is home of the Massachusetts Digital Gaming Institute. Mr. Ellis said Becker has what is recognized as the number four interactive media/video design program in the…………… continues on Worcester Telegram

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