The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
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|architects||Ellenzweig; Cambridge, Massachusetts|
Six floors of research laboratories. The ground floor will house administration offices and meeting facilities, as well as Institute Core Labs
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LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, 2011
The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, a seven-story, 365,000-square-foot building, stretches along Main Street between Ames and Vassar streets. At this site, just meters from the Whitehead Institute, the Broad Institute, and the rest of MIT's burgeoning biomedical research community, the Koch Institute functions as the center of cancer research at MIT, and beyond.
The building houses 25 faculty labs and about 600 researchers. Scientists and engineers work side-by-side in the building, fostering collaborations between disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, computer science, and materials science. All of the building’s common areas—meeting rooms, tea rooms, elevators, even the bathrooms—are clustered in the center of the building, to help promote chance encounters that could lead to new research collaborations.
MIT’s Center for Cancer Research, founded in 1974, became the Koch Institute in 2007. The new building replaces their former headquarters in Building E17 and E18. A formal dedication ceremony for the new building was held on March 4, 2011, as part of MIT’s 150th anniversary celebration.
Additional information about the building may be found on the Fact Sheet.
|Project Managers/MIT||Arne Abramson, Milan Pavlinic, James May, Martin DeLuga and Travis Wanat|
|Architects||Ellenzweig; Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|CONSTRUCTION MANAGER||William A. Berry & Son, Inc.; Danvers, Massachusetts|