Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sloan Building renovation, E52

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.

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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 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.

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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