Green Building Infrastructure Renewal, Building 5421 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA
Status: In construction
Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning
An infrastructure renewal project is underway in the Green Building (Building 54) to update and sustain the iconic building and support a partner project to add space and programs.
Themes and priorities
The 22-story Cecil and Ida Green Building (Building 54), designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1964, is currently home to MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) and the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Joint Program. An infrastructure renewal project is underway to upgrade its building envelope and systems in support of a partner project that will renovate its primary lecture hall and expand programming for the new Earth and Environment Pavilion.
Project elements include replacing the roof, renewing the concrete façade, updating bathrooms, optimizing major electrical and mechanical systems, and ensuring accessibility and other regulatory compliance. Overall, the goal is to improve occupant comfort and building performance.