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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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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Bldg 31 illustration (Imai Keller Moore Architects)

AeroAstro and MechE, Building 31

70 Vassar Street (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2017

A longstanding resource for engineers and innovators, Building 31 is home to AeroAstro and MechE labs and offices. Its renewal will enhance each department’s facilities and encourage interdepartmental collaboration through improved building circulation.

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Aerial view of W70 (Photo: C. Harting)

New House Renovation, Building W70

471-476 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2018

MIT’s New House dormitory will undergo a wholesale renovation following a careful planning and design process that engages the dorm’s students and helps preserve their individual living groups through the relocation period.

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MIT.nano sketch (view from Bldg 4)

MIT.nano, Building 12

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration

Completion: 2018

Dedicated to experimentation and instruction, MIT.nano represents one of the largest commitments to research in MIT’s history. The facility will carry the last two decades of nanoscale characterization and investigation into new realms of application and discovery.

 

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CUP viewed from Albany St (Illustration courtesy of Ellenzweig)

Central Utilities Plant upgrade, Building 42C

59 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2020

Upgrades at the Central Utilities Plant (CUP) will help MIT lower emissions, improve campus resiliency and sustainability, and create a more flexible power system for incorporating future innovations.