Credit: Chuck Choi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Morris and Sophie Chang Building

BBB’s comprehensive renovation and rooftop addition has recharged MIT’s historic Building E52 for reinvigorated academic use and institute-wide conferencing.

Prominently located on the Charles River, the 6-story building constructed in 1938 houses MIT’s Department of Economics, administrative suites for the Sloan School of Management, and an Institute conference center in the former home of the Faculty Club. An extensive programming and space planning effort yielded a design that incorporates abundant daylight, glass, and new communicating stairs that provide clear circulation routes throughout the building. The crown jewel of the building is a new glass-enclosed rooftop conference center with sweeping views of the Boston skyline that accommodates 700 people and features technology, acoustics, moveable partitions, and furniture that allow for maximum flexibility.

 

Client

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location

Cambridge, MA

Size

155,000 SF

Completed

2016

People

AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner