Architect: Perkins + Will
Location: Kendall Square |47 Hayward Street Cambridge, MA
Construction Manager: Turner Construction

About The Project:

Responding to the need for additional graduate student housing, MIT embarked on a project in Kendall Square that addresses this need and creates a vibrant new innovation center as well as a new home for Admissions. The Site 4 project completely renovated two existing buildings on Main Street (E38 and E39, now grouped together as E38) to accommodate ground-floor retail space and the Admissions offices on the second floor. The new Welcome Center, a gift of Tina Moghadam and Hamid Moghadam ’77, SM ’78, features a 200-seat auditorium, moveable walls, and art installations including an illustrated “Welcome Wall” and a rotating story wall. Above the Center, existing space in E38 has been transformed into a new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub providing open, multi-use spaces for student makers and entrepreneurs, researchers, and staff, and a new home for the MIT Innovation Initiative.

Scope of work:

Another building in the Kendall Square Inniciative Draper once again partnered with TK Elevator installing seven (7) new cab interiors with tackable wall fabric feature panels.