A Revitalized Campus Helps to Accomplish MIT's Mission
MIT continues its objective of providing state-of-the-art amenities for its faculty, staff and students. The Department of Facilities is a leader in fulfilling that objective by providing the development and construction for sustainable buildings. We also maintain, clean them and deliver the mail once the buildings are in operation.
Theater Arts Relocation
To house and support the relocated Theater Arts program, Building W97’s systems and infrastructure have been upgraded, and the interior now includes rehearsal spaces, design and faculty studios, offices, costume and scene design shops, dressing rooms, and a two-story theater performance space. The design respects and integrates the original structure and its utilitarian ethos, providing flexible “blank slate” space that can be shaped and reshaped for specific performances and/or to accommodate changing uses.
AeroAstro and MechE, Building 31
The renewal of Building 31 modernized its structure and systems while also addressing MechE and AeroAstro programming needs. Enhancements include new and renewed office, lab, and common spaces as well as the new Kresa Center for Autonomous Systems – an 80 ft. by 40 ft. space with 25-ft. ceilings, custom designed for MIT’s work with all types of autonomous vehicles, including rotor and fixed-wing aircraft. The building also features indoor test spaces for unpiloted aerial vehicles, a roof deck for flying robotics, and upgraded, relocated supersonic and subsonic tunnels.
Construction Updates are provided regularly
via the web, email announcements and public notices.