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.
LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
MIT TeamArne Abramson, Travis Wanat, Robert Cunkelman, Frank Higson, Jack Mannion
Construction ManagerTurner Construction
SchoolSchool of Engineering (SoE), School of Science (SoS)
PhotographsWilson Architects Inc.
You can learn more information about the energy-based research that will take place in the facility here.