About Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex
114-140 Western Avenue, Allston, Boston, MA
Upcoming $1 billion, 535,000-square-foot academic building that will serve as the new home for Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The six-story building will serve as a new hub of learning for over 1,800 science and engineering students, researchers, and faculty and will serve as a new iconic gateway to Harvard’s growing Allston campus, featuring laboratories, classrooms, and related teaching and research space. The building will also contain a new 5,000-square-foot Maker Space, featuring high-end manufacturing and assembly workstations and allowing students to test ideas and incubate enterprises.
70,000 square feet of public green space will be located on the Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex site, in addition to 275 surface parking spaces. A large interior atrium will be located on the building’s ground-floor, and upper floors will be wrapped with a performative façade that will optimize natural interior lighting and ensure optimal heating and cooling efficiency. The building will be built to LEED Gold sustainability specifications and will open in Fall 2020. The following are renderings of the Harvard Science and Engineering Complex: