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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.

Overview

Arthur D. Little Building, E60 facade photo
Arthur D. Little Building, E60 facade photo

Status

Complete

Completion Date

2011

Themes and priorities

Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

A full renovation and restoration of the Arthur D. Little Building was completed in August 2011. This project, a key element of MIT’s strategic campus renewal, safeguarded an historic structure by making it compatible with the needs of today’s MIT educators and administrators.

The building, originally constructed in 1916, now serves as headquarters for the dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and other Sloan administrative groups. Its renovation integrated the building’s landmark historic qualities with sustainable design strategies such as heat recovery, low-energy lighting, and high-performance spray foam insulation and has achieved LEED Gold certification. In addition, Building E60 now connects to MIT Sloan's new building, Building E62, the home of the Porter Center for Management Education.

This comprehensive renovation and restoration project won a preservation award from the Cambridge Historic Commission. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.

Image credits

Melody Craven, Duy Ly

Details

Address

30 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Renewal Status

Complete

School or Unit

Sloan School of Management (Sloan)

Use

Academic

Project Team

Architect: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Construction manager: Walsh Brothers Inc., Boston, MA
MIT Team: Rich Quade and Sonia Richards

Scope

30,130 gsf

Sustainable Design Elements

  • Heat recovery methods incorporated into HVAC systems
  • Chilled beams, an energy-efficient air-conditioning system that uses water instead of air to remove heat
  • High-performance spray foam insulation
  • Efficient lighting design, controls, and daylight controls
  • Green roof to provide natural insulation, absorb storm water, improve air quality, and help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect

Awards

Preservation Award, Cambridge Historical Commission, 2011. The program honors property owners and project participants who have done outstanding work to protect the city’s architecture and historic resources.

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