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 renovated E52 will provide headquarters for MIT's preeminent Department of Economics, and centralize and streamline the MIT Sloan's student and administrative services. A new, glass-enclosed seventh floor addition will double the size of the MIT Faculty Club and creates a much-needed conference center for the entire MIT community.