Spectrum Celebrates the Future of Kendall Square

Posted on November 5th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

Spectrum, MIT’s publication for friends and supporters, recently provided an update on the future Kendall Square. Here, MIT President Rafael Reif explained that the boundaries between campus, community, education and entrepreneurship will blur. “Once the cranes leave town, we’ll be left with a Kendall Square full of possibility for the Institute, the region, the nation, and the world… If you haven’t been to Kendall Square recently, I hope you’ll stop by for a visit. You’ll be amazed by the progress we’re making.” Read the full article in Spectrum HERE. More info on NADAAA and Perkins+Will’s collaboration on the MIT Site 4 project at Kendall Square can be found HERE.

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MIT gateway project wins 2018 Progressive Architecture Award

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Awards

NADAAA’s collaboration with Perkins+Will has received a Progressive Architecture Award in the program’s 65th year. For more on the project which is currently under construction click HERE.

“I think it’s super elegant. It has some intimate moves on the façade, which are a big challenge in a project of this size.” —juror Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA

See all the winners HERE.

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SHELLS AND HOLES: MIT SITE 4 UPDATE!

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Office site visit: December 13, 2017, much going on including slurry walls, seacant piles, LBEs, driven piles, and sheet piling!

individual slurry wall hole

slurry wall system in use

 foundations for tower

elevator pit that will go from ground level retail down to the garage

bracing for E39

E38 stripped down

future skylight at E38

 

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MIT Celebrates Kendall Square as an Innovation Ecosystem

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Things We Like

MIT Site 4 is featured in MIT’s video celebrating the new development in Kendall Square. Read more about the project HERE.

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Construction beginning on Site 4 in Cambridge

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Construction on our project in Kendall Square for MIT has begun! NADAAA is collaborating with Perkins+Will to create a mixed-use development that will include renovating these two buildings wrapped in blue on Main Street and adding a tower above and base building at the rear.

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KENDALL SQUARE INNOVATION DISTRICT MOVES FORWARD

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

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NADAAA (Design Architect) and Perkins+Will (Architect of Record) are collaborating on the design and development of a significant gateway project for MIT on East Campus at Kendall Square, pending the ongoing approval process of the City of Cambridge. The project is part of a multi-building institutional and commercial development that will revitalize existing buildings on Main Street with new high rises and a new open space to the south. The diverse program typologies and the urban influences from adjacent developments and the existing fabric have largely factored into the organizational framework and design concept. The project is a combination of renovated buildings at the podium and new construction in a tower. The program will include approximately 450 graduate student apartments in a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and efficiency units. The podium of the project is a combination of existing buildings and new construction. The entire ground plane of the podium will be for retail use. The upper levels of the podium for the new construction scope will include a new Child Care center with an elevated playground, and the Social Commons for the residents of the apartment tower with an outdoor terrace. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center will be in the upper levels of the existing buildings, along with additional space for future tenants.

“The approval came in a unanimous vote of the Cambridge Planning Board, providing for MIT’s special permits as part of its “Planned Unit Development” in the Kendall Square/East Campus area… All in all, the plan will lead to a little more of everything in Kendall Square: more housing for both MIT students and the community, more open spaces for recreation and socializing, and more space for research and for retail businesses.” – David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

More information on the project is also available here.

 

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