Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex
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|Architect||Charles Correa, lead designer
Goody, Clancy and Associates
|Sustainable Design Elements||
LEED-Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, 2008—the first building on campus to be LEED certified.
The largest neuroscience center in the world, this interdisciplinary research and teaching facility integrates three pioneering institutions devoted to uncovering the mysteries of the brain: The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.
The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex was born of a collaboration between two architecture firms and reflects the extraordinary vision of the lead designer, Charles Correa, and the exceptional design of laboratories and research spaces by Goody, Clancy and Associates. A triumph of urban design and engineering, the complex sits on top of an active freight rail corridor and is built around a soaring five-story atrium. Classrooms, offices, conference rooms, wet and dry laboratories, imaging centers, libraries, tearooms, an auditorium, and a five-story atrium coexist with—and contribute to—the life of the surrounding community.
|Project Managers/MIT||Arne Abramson, Milan Pavlinic|
Charles Correa, lead designer
|Landscape Architects||Carol R Johnson Associates; and Martha Schwartz, Inc.|
|Program Planner||Strategic Science and Technology Planners|
|MEP Engineers||BR+A Consulting Engineers, Inc.|
|Structural Engineers||LeMessurier Consultants|
|Construction Manager||Turner Construction Co.|
|Construction Quality Manager||Parsons Brinkerhoff Construction Services, Inc.|