Sloan Building renovation, E5250 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Status: In construction
Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning
The full renovation of Building E52 is a prime opportunity for the Institute to renew an aging facility while creating much-needed space for the expansion of current academic activities.
Themes and priorities
One of MIT’s current top priorities is to provide high quality academic space for the Department of Economics, which is housed in Building E52 – the original Sloan School of Management building.
Constructed in 1938 as the Massachusetts headquarters for the Lever Brothers Company, Building E52 has not been significantly upgraded over time. After evaluating the site, the Institute determined that E52 required extensive renewal and renovation in order to serve current academic needs.
The project’s consultant team has completed preliminary programming and concept design. An ongoing exterior building envelope analysis is helping the team develop the exterior envelope restoration plan. Preliminary designs situate the Economics Department on the fourth and fifth floors, some student-focused Sloan School administrative functions on the lower floors, and an expanded meeting/ conference facility on the sixth floor and on the seventh – a new, glass-enclosed addition to the building.