Academic construction and renovation (expected over next decade)
Maseeh Hall, W1 (in progress): Due for completion this August, W1’s renovation will allow the former graduate dormitory to accommodate about 460 undergraduates and a new dining hall. Thanks to the renovations, MIT’s undergraduate population will restored to 4,500 over the course of several years.
Nano-Materials, Structures, and Systems (nMaSS) research facility (in planning): MIT has identified a need for a dedicated facility for faculty from across MIT who are involved in nanoscale research. A site currently home to an abandoned Polaroid building between Main, Albany, and Portland Streets is under evaluation.
Energy and Environment research (in planning): Hoping to bring researchers from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, the MIT Energy Initiative, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering together under one roof, MIT is evaluating a site at the corner of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The site is currently occupied by a Bank of America kiosk and a parking lot.
Walker Memorial (in planning): Over the past year, MIT has been actively evaluating the feasibility of converting this building into a space for Music and Theater Arts. Walker Memorial is currently home to many student groups and is often used for event space. The Walker Memorial Assessment Team — a coalition of student, administration, and faculty representatives — has been considering alternative spaces for student groups currently situated in Walker.
Building E52 (in planning): With the completion of E62 and the relocation of Sloan School faculty there, E52 is being considered for a full renovation in order to accommodate the Department of Economics, a conference center, and Sloan programs.
Building E60 (in progress): Renovations to this building that houses Sloan administrative offices are scheduled for completion by September of this year.
Building 2 (in planning): Housing the Department of Mathematics and some of the Department of Chemistry, renovations in sections of Building 2 are under consideration.
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (in progress): MIT, UMass, Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are collaborating to build a research computing data center in Holyoke, Mass. The center will be used by member institutions for individual and collaborative research purposes.