Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Walker Memorial, Building 50 facade photo

Walker Memorial, Building 50

142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Status: In planning

Themes: Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Completion: To be determined

The renewal and renovation of this historically significant building will provide an opportunity to enhance Music and Theater Arts education and activities at MIT.

Overview

Walker Memorial, Building 50 facade photo
Walker Memorial Building 50 Exterior

Status

In planning

Completion Date

To be determined

Themes and priorities

Renovation and renewal
Enhancement of life and learning

Walker Memorial Hall is a significant campus building that has served many roles on the MIT campus over its nearly 100-year history. Currently in need of substantial renovation, Walker appears to be a good match with the programmatic needs of the Music and Theater Arts Department – a community in search of a new home.

MIT is currently studying the possibility of renovating Walker to co-locate the Music and Theater Arts Department with its teaching and extracurricular activities. The new center would allow MIT to explore new frontiers of artistic and technological discovery.

Image credits

Melody Craven and Christopher Harting

Details

Address

142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Renewal Status

In planning

School or Unit

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

Use

Academic

Project Team

Architect:  Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Toronto, Canada
MIT team:  Jennifer Marshall, Sonia Richards, and Travis Wanat

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