Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The continuous renewal and renovation of MIT’s physical facilities is an essential component of the Institute's mission to advance knowledge and educate students. We encourage you to visit this site often for project updates, as we continue shaping the future of our campus and the innovation district nearby.

Learn more about who is involved, the planning priorities, and the MIT 2030 framework that guides these projects.

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The Koch Institute Building

The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Building 76

500 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2010

The Koch Institute fosters information-sharing and collaboration among biologists and engineers seeking innovative new ways to understand and eradicate cancer.

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610 Main Cafe Sidewalk

610 Main Street

610 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2013

Uniquely positioned to advance the growing innovation cluster nearby, the project at 610 Main Street is designed to complement the area and contribute to the vitality of the region.

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Building 2 facade photo

Chemistry renovation, Building 2

182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2013

The renovation of Building 2 supports MIT’s ongoing mission to renew its campus and continue pursuing state-of-the-art education and research activities.

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Planet Earth

Energy and the Environment

Status: In planning

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: To be determined

MIT is planning to enhance its growing set of environmental research activities and will first focus on the needs of the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Department.

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Kendal Square vision illustration

Kendall Square Initiative

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Status: In planning

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: To be determined

The ongoing transformation of MIT properties in Kendall Square plays a key role in the revitalization of the area, increasing its appeal to innovation leaders and members of the community.

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130 Brookline Street

130 Brookline Street

130 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2013

The renovation of 130 Brookline Street will enhance the nearby innovation district, preserving an historic building and facilitating collaborations between MIT and industry partners.

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181 Massachusetts Avenue

181 Massachusetts Avenue (Novartis)

181 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2015

Innovative pharmaceutical giant Novartis is expanding near MIT, a project that will encourage partnered ventures and enliven this life sciences gateway with a fresh infusion of green space and retail businesses.

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281 Albany Street

281 Albany Street

281 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal

Completion: 2010

The rejuvenated laboratory building at 281 Albany Street is now home to Aileron Therapeutics, a dynamic new company creating novel biopharmaceuticals to aid in the fight against disease.

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345 Vassar Street

345 Vassar Street

345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: In design

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: To be determined

Currently in design, the building at 345 Vassar Street will attract innovators to the area, providing opportunities for valuable collaboration while improving the local streetscape.

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640 Memorial Drive lab space

640 Memorial Drive

640 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2011

A building with historical significance, 640 Memorial Drive has been completely re-engineered to meet the demands and encourage the ingenuity of modern innovators.

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Proposed building illustration

University Park expansion (300 Massachusetts Avenue)

300 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2016

MIT and Forest City are working together to revive and redevelop an underused section of Massachusetts Avenue, enriching the innovation district with new research and retail spaces.

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Arthur D. Little Building, E60 facade photo

Arthur D. Little Building, E60

30 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2011

In keeping with MIT’s mission, the historic Arthur D. Little Building has been completely renovated and restored, enabling the Institute to preserve a landmark property while updating it for modern use.

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Ashdown House facade photo

Ashdown House, Building NW35

235 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2008

The first MIT building to receive LEED Gold certification, Ashdown House is a graduate residence designed to enhance the quality of life on campus.

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BCS Complex exterior photo

Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, Building 46

43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2005

The new Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex is the largest neuroscience center in the world, integrating three pioneering institutions devoted to revealing the mysteries of the brain.

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Building 2 exterior photo

Mathematics renovation, Building 2

182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In design

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: To be determined

As the Main Group approaches its 100th anniversary, MIT is working to preserve these historic buildings while equipping them for the 21st century with upgraded classrooms, infrastructure, and facilities.

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Buildings E17 and E18 facade photo

Buildings E17 and E18 renovation

40-50 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Renovation and renewal

Completion: 2012

The renovation of these buildings facilitates the campus-wide renewal process by providing much-needed swing space to house temporarily displaced departments.

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Maseeh Hall exterior photo

Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Building W1

305 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2011

Now extensively renovated, historic Building W1 has become an undergraduate residence (featuring The Howard Dining Hall) designed to enhance student life and the community experience.

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MGHPCC facade

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Sustainability

Completion: 2012

This research computing data center will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure indispensable in today’s increasingly data-rich environment of scientific research and discovery.

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Media Lab Complex interior photo

Media Lab Complex, Building E14

75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2009

This complex is a showplace for new concepts in design, communication, and collaborative research, encouraging greater connectivity at MIT and infusing the work of the Media Lab with fresh energy.

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MIT Sloan Building facade photo

Sloan Building renovation, E52

50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2016

The full renovation of Building E52 is a prime opportunity for the Institute to renew an aging facility while creating much-needed space for the expansion of current academic activities.

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Building E62 facade photo

MIT Sloan School, Building E62

100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2010

The Sloan School’s new home strengthens its identity and gives its community an improved sense of place, while promoting academic and social interaction and collaboration.

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Photo of researchers in a lab

MIT.nano, Building 12

Status: In design

Themes: Innovation and collaboration

Completion: 2018

The planned MITnano lab will consolidate and support the Institute’s nanoscale research activities, providing ultra-sophisticated technologies and facilitating accelerated scientific discovery.

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Physics atrium image

Physics, Building 6C

182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2007

As part of the substantive renewal and modernization of the Main Group, this impressive new structure anchors the Department of Physics and encourages new patterns of communication within the community.

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Stata Center exterior photo

Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences, Building 32

32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2004

An innovative and visually challenging structure, the Stata Center defies convention and embodies the spirit of MIT’s mission.

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Walker Memorial, Building 50 facade photo

Walker Memorial, Building 50

142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In planning

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: To be determined

The renewal and renovation of this historically significant building will provide an opportunity to enhance Music and Theater Arts education and activities at MIT.

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Koch Childcare Center entrance

The David H. Koch Childcare Center (Technology Childcare Centers), Building W64

219 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA (W64)

Status: Complete

Themes: Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2013

A new childcare center on Vassar Street nearly doubles MIT’s on-campus childcare capacity, enhancing the Institute’s efforts to recruit and retain talented faculty, staff, postdocs, and students.

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Dome exterior

Great Dome renovation, Building 10

222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2009

This highly visible restoration project resolved water leaks above Barker Library and restored the integrity of MIT’s most recognized landmark – the Great Dome.

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MIT Dome oculus interior view

Great Dome skylight restoration, Building 10

222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Renovation and renewal

Completion: 2013

The restoration of the skylight that tops MIT’s Great Dome reverses a preventative black-out measure taken by the university during World War II.