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  5. Wilson Architects Inc.
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  7. Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research

Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research

Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research
Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research, MIT.nano and the courtyard looking northeast from Building 4. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
MIT.nano and the courtyard looking northeast from Building 4. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.

Boston-based practice Wilson Architects has been commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design a state-of-the-art research hub for nanoscience and nanotechnology: MIT.nano. Centrally located at the heart of MIT, the new glass-encased, four-story structure will house two floors of high-performance cleanrooms, as well as imaging and prototyping facilities that are all designed to foster innovation through cross-discipline collaboration. 

Once complete in 2018, the building will feature the “quietest” space on campus - “a floor optimized for low vibration and minimal electromagnetic interference, dedicated to advanced imaging technologies - and a floor of teaching laboratory space that will serve an estimate of 2,000 MIT researchers. 

Courtyard between MIT.nano and Building 4 looking west from Building 8 toward the Great Dome. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
Courtyard between MIT.nano and Building 4 looking west from Building 8 toward the Great Dome. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
Aerial image from the north. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
Aerial image from the north. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
  • MIT Team

    Arne Abramson, Travis Wanat, Robert Cunkelman, Frank Higson, Jack Mannion
  • Construction Manager

    Turner Construction
  • School

    School of Engineering (SoE), School of Science (SoS)
  • Area

    200000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

You can learn more information about the energy-based research that will take place in the facility here

Courtyard between MIT.nano and Building 4 looking west from Building 8 toward the Great Dome. Image © Wilson Architects Inc. MIT.nano from in front of Building 13 looking east toward Building 26. Image © Wilson Architects Inc. Aerial image from the north. Image © Wilson Architects Inc. Sectional rendering of MIT.nano showing distribution of research program. Image © Wilson Architects Inc. + 5

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research" 02 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/502702/wilson-architects-tapped-to-design-mit-hub-for-nanoscale-research/>