Havard University Smith Center Campus Center

Architect: Burner/Cott & Associates
Location: Harvard Square |1350 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA
Construction Manager: The Davis Companies

About The Project:

The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center (SCC) is a dynamic center of University life, enabling the greater Harvard community to come together in new and exciting ways. Harvard Capital Projects managed simultaneous renovations of this occupied, historic landmark building in the heart of the square. The Josep Lluís Sert structure is a ten-story, H-shaped concrete building with two stories below-grade and includes retail, administrative offices, Health Services, and public parking. All programs remained fully functional during the interior and exterior construction. This major renovation of the first, second, and tenth floors, as well as the façade restoration. The construction provides outdoor terraces and light-filled interior spaces for relaxation, studying, informal gathering, and exciting new food venues. The project also facilitates programs and events open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. A completely renovated façade will be the backdrop for newly designed outdoor plazas with café seating, chess tables, new lighting, and new trees.

Scope of work:

Draper partnered with both the Otis Elevator modernization and new equipment departments to complete interior renovations of six (6) elevator cab interiors.