Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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MIT Sloan Building facade photo

Sloan Building renovation, E52

50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In construction

Themes: Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: 2016

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.

Overview

MIT Sloan Building facade photo
MIT Sloan Building facade photo

Status

In construction

Completion Date

2016

Themes and priorities

Innovation and collaboration
Renovation and renewal
Sustainability
Enhancement of life and learning

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.

Image credits

Melody Craven, Jonathan Rissmeyer

Details

Address

50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

School or Unit

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan)

Use

Academic

Project Team

Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, LLP, New York, NY
Construction manager: Consigli Construction Company, Inc., Milford, MA
MIT team: Thayer Donham, Rich Quade, and Sonia Richards

Scope

143,950 gsf

Map

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