Jul 29, 2018
Tufts SEC Built for the Future
The Tufts Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) was constructed with future demand in mind. The building which opened this past fall (2017) added more than 47,000 square-feet of laboratories,
classrooms, and support rooms to Tufts’s science and engineering facilities, according to the university, which said the flexible design
allows for the addition of more space to meet future demand.
Tufts University believes that the new center will create an atmosphere of innovation,
collaboration, and discovery campus, especially with the continual life sciences boom in the area.
175,000-square-foot facility on College Avenue includes a new
80,000-square-foot building and the existing Robinson and Anderson
halls. The project added more than 47,000 square feet of laboratories,
classrooms, and support rooms to Tufts’s science and engineering
facilities, according to the university.
The project was completed on schedule using Touchplan,
a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and
monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives
developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to
every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.
Nov 29, 2017
Shire leases 220,000 square feet at new-construction 75 | 125 Binney Street in Kendall Square
Shire, a leading rare disease-focused biotech firm headquartered in Ireland, has subleased 220,000 square feet from Ariad Pharmaceuticals at 75 | 125 Binney Street, a newly built 380,000-square lab/office building in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Shire, Massachusetts’ second-largest life sciences employer, expects to move into the building in the first half of 2018, with fit out currently underway. The 220,000-square-foot space was vacated by Ariad, a cancer drug developer, earlier this year after Ariad was acquired by Takeda.
Completed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities in 2016, 75 | 125 Binney Street is also home to IBM, who leases 160,000 square feet. Shire’s sublease continues the trend of growth in Boston’s Life Science sector, which boasts higher investment than that of any other United States region. Per the Avison Young Q3 2017 Life Science Report, overall life sciences vacancy rates have fallen to just 2.6% and 2.5% in Cambridge and Boston, respectively. Notable life sciences transactions this year have included Synlogic taking 41,000 square feet at 301 Binney Street and Roche Diagnostics and Proteostasis Therapeutics each taking 29,000 square feet at 80 Guest Street at Boston Landing in Brighton.
Oct 22, 2017
Construction complete at new Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex
Tufts University has unveiled its’ state-of-the-art new Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), a 175,000-square-foot facility dedicated to STEM education located on the university’s Medford campus. The SEC features a combination of a 79,000-square-foot new-construction addition and 96,000 square feet of renovated space, containing laboratories, classrooms, support rooms and other core facilities. The SEC is built to LEED Platinum sustainability specifications and is located steps from the future College Avenue station on the MBTA Green Line Extension.
May 23, 2017
Boston University completes new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
Work is now complete at Boston University (BU)’s new $150 million Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), and the brand-new 173,750-square-foot building is ready to host classes and breakthrough research projects. The nine-story, state-of-the-art CILSE features lab spaces, meeting rooms and common areas for BU’s students, researchers and professors, aiming to sustain collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The new building features a distinctive facade comprised of glass unitized curtain wall and glass fiber reinforced concrete fins, giving the building a striking, transparent, 21st-century presence along Commonwealth Avenue while integrating with BU’s surrounding existing limestone buildings. The following are photographs of the CILSE at BU:
Apr 06, 2017
75 | 125 Binney, new Kendall Square lab and office building, awarded LEED Gold efficiency certification
75 | 125 Binney, a newly opened Kendall Square lab and office building now home to Ariad Pharmaceuticals and IBM Watson, has been awarded LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification by the United States Green Buiding Council (USGBC). The sustainably-designed 75 | 125 Binney features a high-performance facade, resulting in increased energy efficiency, and is located in a walkable location convenient to multiple public transit lines. A new cafe, Catalyst Cafe, recently opened on 75 | 125 Binney's ground floor.
Apr 06, 2017
Northeastern cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art science and engineering building
Northeastern University held an official ribbon cutting Monday (April 3rd, 2017) on its' newly opened $225 million state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). The ceremony was attended by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and United States Representative Joseph Kennedy III. The ISEC opened its' doors to students at the beginning of the Winter academic semester and features 234,000 square feet of new collaborative academic space. The building is enclosed by a distinctive, energy-efficient sun screen that regulates sunlight entering the building. The following are photographs of the Northeastern ISEC:
Mar 09, 2017
Finishing touches underway at BU's Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
Interior fit-out is nearing completion at Boston University (BU)’s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), which will open this spring. Both the CILSE's glass curtain wall and exterior finish panels are fully installed. The CILSE will provide the BU community with a state-of-the-art research facility featuring shared, flexible lab spaces epitomizing 21st century collaborative workspace design. The following are photographs of the BU CILSE:
Jan 10, 2017
Northeastern completes new science and engineering building
Northeastern University has been issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for its’ new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), allowing students and researchers to begin using the building. The ISEC’s interior is ready to host winter semester classes and projects, with new state-of-the-art furnishings and lab equipment installed. The following are photographs of the ISEC, courtesy Suffolk Construction:
Dec 27, 2016
New 380,000 square foot Kendall Square lab and office building, 75 | 125 Binney, now open
75 | 125 Binney, a new 380,000 square foot lab and office building in Kendall Square, is complete and occupied. IBM Watson Health has moved into a new 160,000 square foot office space at 75 | 125 Binney. The remaining 220,000 square feet at 75 | 125 Binney are leased to Ariad Pharmaceuticals, who will open a new headquarters facility at 75 | 125 Binney. 75 | 125 Binney’s first retail tenant, Catalyst Café, will open on the building’s ground floor in the coming months. The following are photographs of 75 | 125 Binney:
Dec 14, 2016
Facade complete at new Boston University life sciences and engineering building, opening Spring 2017
Glass and exterior finishes have been fully installed at Boston University (BU)'s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), opening Spring 2017 near Kenmore Square. Interior fit out is now underway to prepare the CILSE's classrooms, lab spaces, meeting rooms and other common areas for the start of the spring academic term. The following are photographs of BU's CILSE:
Aug 20, 2016
BU’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering nears spring semester opening
The glass facade of Boston University (BU)’s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE) is fully installed, and interior and exterior finish installation is well underway in preparation for the building’s opening in time for the spring 2017 semester. Located in a prominent position along Commonwealth Avenue along the MBTA Green Line, steps to Kenmore Square, the facade is a sight to behold with a distinctive mix of award-winning fibreC glass fiber reinforced concrete panels and blue-toned glass:
Sweeping views await at the CILSE’s roof, with unobstructed views of the Charles River Esplanade, Fenway Park, Kendall Square and the Downtown Boston skyline:
Electrical and mechanical utilities are just about fully installed at the CILSE. Albert J. Welch Corporation is at work excavating a trench for installation of a drain pipe for plumbing as well as electrical conduit cables to power the building:
A number of interior spaces at the CILSE are nearly finished, with a layer of plaster painted above USG Sheetrock wallboard panels. Underneath the wallboard panels is moisture and mold-resistant sheathing, which is installed along metal wall framing. Doorframes and glass have been installed at the entrances to a number of classrooms, and doors have been installed at elevator entrances. Electrical wiring and drainage pipes are installed throughout interior spaces.
Along the CILSE’s facade, the last remaining fibreC panels are being installed above fireproofing and moisture-resistant cladding.
Jun 20, 2016
Exterior shell complete at Northeastern ISEC
The exterior of Northeastern University’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) building is fully sealed with completed roof and window installations, as well as a unique sun screen along the facade. The array of vertical sun screening elements is installed to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters the building.
View from Columbus Avenue
View from Ruggles Station
View of ISEC rear from Columbus Avenue
View of ISEC upper stories
Construction of electrical and mechanical systems, as well as interior finishes, is underway. The construction team is targeting a fall 2016 opening for the ISEC in time for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Interior of ISEC showing electrical conduit
Telescoping boom at ISEC
Installation of Dow Styrofoam Square Edge insulation (blue) is underway along the ISEC’s exterior. Square Edge insulation will help waterproof the ISEC’s foundation.
Auxiliary structure at ISEC
Auxiliary structure at ISEC
Next steps will include backfilling of earth along the ISEC’s foundation. Hardscaping and landscaping will follow.
Excavation equipment at ISEC
Excavation equipment at ISEC
More information about the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University is posted below.
Mar 01, 2016
Installation of glass and finishes is starting at Boston University's Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE). The nine-story CILSE topped off on January 12th, 2016. The CILSE will expand Boston University's space dedicated to science and engineering research, facilitating 21st century innovation. Expected completion of the CILSE is in spring 2017.
Feb 09, 2016
Finishing touches being installed at Northeastern ISEC
Finishing touches are being installed at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Glass has been fully installed along the ISEC, and the building's distinctive sunshades are beginning to stretch across the unique curved facade. The sunshades will create a flowing pattern that will have a significant presence along the Boston skyline and the Lower Roxbury streetscape.
The flow of the ISEC's architecture speaks to the collaborative, innovative role the building will play on Northeastern's campus and in science and engineering research and education. To quote architect Payette, "movement defines the architecture, revealing a new culture of science at Northeastern that once existed in silos." The ISEC will host researchers in a number of science and engineering fields, uniting both disciplines and encouraging collaboration.
The ISEC is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The project is creating 600 construction jobs and is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, the most prestigious LEED certification available.
ISEC aerial view
Jan 21, 2016
Construction is complete at 75|125 Binney. The building looks ready for tenant Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to move in. New photographs posted.
Oct 01, 2015
Exterior finish installation underway at Northeastern ISEC
Exterior finish installation is underway at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Finish panels and glass windows have been installed along much of the topped-off frame's facade.
View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Massachusetts Avenue
View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Ruggles Station