Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The MIT Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an integral part of the campus on many levels. The new building and master plan strengthens connections to the MIT Campus and Cambridge region, creates a social, academic and symbolic “Heart” within the East Campus and consolidates faculty to promote intellectual collaboration. This is achieved within an environmentally optimized building that allows for flexible programmatic implementation in the future. The 215,000 GSF project includes MIT Sloan faculty offices, MIT Sloan classrooms, executive education, dining, group study, related social spaces and below-grade parking.
The building is high-performance, providing superior energy efficiency and creating a healthy environment by design. Sustainable elements include an effectively insulating building exterior and window system, sun shading devices and is ready to accept photovoltaic panels. The third floor flat roof is designed as a “green” sedum roof that is attractive, low-maintenance and reduces peak rainwater runoff.
Creating and strengthening connections at multiple scales is one of the project’s primary goals. The design establishes these connections, which range from urban and campus-wide connections to fostering greater interaction between faculty and students on an individual level. The daylight-filled Gallery on the ground floor provides a social heart to the MIT Sloan campus. Encompassed by the dining facility, student lounges, business center and breakout spaces, the Gallery embraces the river court, which connects the interior to the landscape. The MIT Sloan School of Management is a vital part of the connective tissue of the MIT campus as a whole, while simultaneously existing as an independent entity, unique in character.
Executive Architect: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
Photography: Alan Karchmer, Colins Lozada/Moore Ruble Yudell, Ed Wonsek