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One Portland Street

Uniquely positioned to advance the growing innovation cluster nearby, One Portland Street is designed to complement the area and contribute to the vitality of the region.

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610 Main South

One Portland Street

One Portland Street, Cambridge, MA

Status: Complete

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

Completion: 2013

Uniquely positioned to advance the growing innovation cluster nearby, One Portland Street is designed to complement the area and contribute to the vitality of the region.

Overview

610 Main South
610 Main South
610 Main South

Status

Complete

Completion Date

2013

Themes and priorities

Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability

One Portland Street, formerly known as 610 Main Street South, is fully occupied by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a breakthrough leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and other major illnesses. Just steps away from several MIT biomedical labs conducting research relevant to Pfizer’s interests, this multidisciplinary research facility is positioned to facilitate innovative MIT-Pfizer collaborations. At this location, Pfizer will conduct ground-breaking research and development anchored by its Neuroscience Research Unit and the Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases (CVMED) unit.

The multidisciplinary lab enhances the growing life-science cluster in the Osborn Triangle – home to Novartis and the Lab|Central innovation hub as well as Pfizer – and the Kendall Square area. Inside, the collaborative culture of Kendall Square is reflected in One Portland’s design, where dynamic communal workspaces enable more than 1,000 Pfizer employees to innovate and solve problems together.

Together, One Portland and the building at 610 Main Street form a complex with 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space, including offices, laboratories, an underground garage, and 10,000 square feet of retail along Main Street.

Image credits

Courtesy of M.G. Durant and Elkus Manfredi Architects

Details

Address

One Portland Street, Cambridge, MA

Use

Commercial

Project Team

Architect: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston MA
Construction manager: John Moriarty & Associates, Inc., Winchester MA
MIT team
: Maureen McCaffrey (MITIMCo)

Scope

230,000 gsf

Design Features

The complex of two seven-story buildings (One Portland Street and 610 Main Street) comprising 500,000 square feet of research laboratory facilities, above a three-level, 650-space below-grade parking garage

Sustainable Design Elements

  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Storm water filtration system
  • Reflective roof material to reduce the heat island effect
  • Heat recovery methods incorporated into HVAC systems
  • VAV system and right sizing of HVAC equipment to reduce energy use
  • Low-emitting materials including adhesives, sealants, paints, and carpets
  • Construction waste management to recycle and salvage waste

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