Campus Construction

Campus Construction (CC) works with MIT academic and administrative leaders to identify goals for spaces on campus. An arm of the Department of Facilities, we design and build environments tailored to the needs of our faculty, students, and staff. We work closely with the Associate Provost for Space and collaborate with the Office of Environment, Health and Safety to create spaces that focus on safe practices while incorporating sustainable building design strategies, including energy conservation.

The renewal of MIT’s physical facilities is vital to the Institute’s mission of advancing knowledge and educating students to best serve the nation and the world.

Increasingly sophisticated research methods require increasingly sophisticated building engineering and systems. To accommodate the leading-edge activities of MIT departments, labs, and centers, we must undertake significant repairs and updates of buildings across campus. In 2012, we launched the Accelerated Capital Renewal program to address our primary renewal and renovation goals. We identified and prioritized those goals with the guidance of MIT 2030, a framework developed by an interdepartmental group of campus leaders to help the Institute make thoughtful, well-informed choices about development and renewal. The Institute has committed $250 million over three years to maintain and upgrade existing buildings through the capital renewal program.

At CC, we undertake a wide range of building projects, from floating docks to residences, laboratories to classrooms, offices to courtyards. Working on behalf of the Institute, we prioritize issues of safety, security, and sustainability, creating physical spaces that give members of the community the environment they need to further MIT’s mission. Here are just two of the projects we’re working on now:

  • MIT.nano —Dedicated to experimentation and instruction, MIT.nano represents one of the largest commitments to research in MIT’s history. The facility will carry the last two decades of nanoscale characterization and investigation into new realms of application and discovery.
  • Building 2—The Institute’s original buildings, designed by William Welles Bosworth and often referred to as the “Main Group,” will be a century old in 2016. MIT is working to renew these iconic structures while equipping them for the 21st century with upgraded classrooms, infrastructure, and facilities.

Read more about current and completed Capital Projects.

Helpful Links

Campus Construction (CC)
(617) 253-3935
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