Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Back to Projects: GalleryMapList

Jump to: Select a project

Complete

Green Building Infrastructure Renewal, Building 54

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.

-71.0893000000 42.3603000000
MIT Green Building, Building 54 (Christopher Harting)

Green Building Infrastructure Renewal, Building 54

21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2023

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.

Overview

MIT Green Building, Building 54 (Christopher Harting)

Status

In construction

Completion Date

2023

Themes and priorities

Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

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.

Image credits

Christopher Harting

Details

Address

21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

School or Unit

School of Science (SoS), MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Joint Program

Use

Academic

Project Team

Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, Boston, MA
Construction manager: Barr & Barr, Natick, MA 
MIT Team: Megan Kefalis, Lachlan Patterson

Map

42.3603000000
-71.0893000000
15