HomeSearch Sitemap Contact

Shortcuts Go
   Request Services Maps & Floor Plans In Development & Construction Sustainability About Us Parking and Transportation For Facilities Employees  
 
nav bullet off Completed Projects
nav bullet on Construction Updates

Find out what's under construction on or near campus

Subscribe to receive notifications of construction updates.


July 22, 2024



Building 1
Building 3
Buildings 3 & 10
Building 10
Building 32
Building 34
Building 38
Building 56
Buildings 62 & 64
Building E19
Buildings E23 & E25
Building E55
East Campus, Kendall Square

  Building W18: Music Building
Building W31
Building W41
Buildings W87 & W88:
West Campus Graduate Residence

Amherst Alley
Amherst Street
Wadsworth Street

Unscheduled elevator work


Offline elevators

Non-MIT work




Building 1

Beginning Monday, March 25, the lift located at the Mass Ave entrance to Building 1 is scheduled to be removed from service through July for renovation. The scope of work includes removing the existing lift and installing new equipment, controllers, and lift, and updating the enclosure. Anticipated construction hours are 6AM to 3PM, Monday-Friday, with some noisy work occurring during the earlier morning hours.

Area closure – June 28 & July 1
In order to accommodate steel structure activities, access to the Building 1 Mass Ave entrance and the staircases adjacent to the lift will be restricted during work hours, 7AM-3PM, on June 28 & July 1. Additionally, the exterior pathway leading to the entrance, including the bike racks located here, may be inaccessible during these times while construction vehicles occupy the area. Some noise is anticipated. Occupants of buildings in the area are asked to plan accordingly.

Signage will be posted directing occupants to the Lobby 7 elevator through the basement entrance along Mass Ave or through the Buildings 3 or 5 corridors on the first floor. See the map for details.

About this project

This renewal project is part of a broader effort to renew and modernize the elevators and lifts in several different buildings across campus. Modernizing the elevators will replace obsolete equipment, protecting the safety of the MIT community while improving the day-to-day experience of building occupants and visitors.

Questions may be directed to Dan Melish.

[to top]

Buildings 3 & 10

The renovation of two office spaces on the first floor of Building 3 are underway to create central communal study space in rooms 3-110 and 3-112. This project is scheduled through the end of July.

Anticipated work hours are 6AM-2PM from Monday through Friday. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8AM daily, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the workday. These activities will be contained within the rooms. Signage will be posted.

Questions about this work may be directed to Santiago Hernandez.

[to top]

Buildings 3 & 10

On Monday, April 8, an office suite renovation project is scheduled to commence in the basement of Building 3 and on the third floor of Building 10, in Rooms 3-007 & 10-337. Work hours are daily from 5AM-1:30PM. Some noise is anticipated during construction, with high levels of noise and vibration concluding by 8:30 AM daily. Construction activities will be contained within the rooms. This project is scheduled through the end of July.

Questions may be directed to Cherie Alexander.

[to top]

Building 10

From Monday through Friday, July 8-12, crews are scheduled to install new egress hardware in the lobby of Building 10. Anticipated work hours are 6AM-2PM. Local noise is expected throughout the workday as crews remove and replace the existing hardware. Building and lobby access will be maintained, and signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Gerhard Sinani.

[to top]

Building 32

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, crews are scheduled to renovate the façade of Building 32. This work includes masonry and metal panel renewal, and cleaning and restoring the surfaces of the façade and some roof sections. Construction hours are 7AM – 3PM. During construction, some local noise and vibration are expected. This project is scheduled to continue through January 2026.

Construction is planned to be completed in phases, beginning at the Compton Court Stairs, the Elevator Tower, and the Peter Tower. The project team is working closely with the occupants impacted by this work and has been meeting with key contacts in each area to review the proposed schedule and share the scope of work associated with the project.

Phase 2a: July 2024 through February 2025
Construction activities are underway with the installation of scaffolding and swing staging for Phase 2a at the Compton Court Stairs, the Elevator Tower, and the Peter Tower. The Compton Court Stairs will be inaccessible during this phase. The scope of work includes masonry repairs, stair tread repointing, selective metal façade and roof panel replacement and installation, sealant replacement, and the cleaning of the façade and panels.

Phase 2b: February 2025 through January 2026
Beginning in February of 2025, the areas of work will switch for Phase 2b, which will include the Dreyfoos South Tower, Gates South Tower, Lower Gates East, East Entry, Collier Entry, Lecture Hall 123, and the Amphitheater. During this time, access to the Collier Entry and Amphitheater will be restricted and occupants will be redirected to alternate points of entry throughout the Stata Center. For this phase, the scope of work will include scaffolding and swing staging installation, masonry repairs, roof installation, roof coping, removal and replacement of deteriorated brick, sealant replacement, and the cleaning of the façade and panels.

See an overview of the project from the info session or the current schedule.

Questions may be directed to Alexander Campbell.

[to top]

Building 34

Classroom renovation activities are underway in room 34-101. Anticipated work hours for this project are Monday through Friday, 6AM-3PM, with some weekend and evening work expected. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8:30AM, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. Construction is scheduled through August.

Questions may be directed to Sohaib Shah.

[to top]

Building 38

A lab renovation is underway in Room 38-601. Anticipated work hours are weekdays from 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to be completed during off-hours, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. These activities will be contained within the room. This project is scheduled through the end of August.

Questions about this work may be directed to Gianna Chisholm.

[to top]

Building 56

Beginning Monday, June 3, several office and lab spaces are scheduled to be renovated on the fifth floor of Building 56. Activities will occur in phases, with an office renovation beginning in June and subsequent lab spaces beginning in July. This project is scheduled through the end of September.

Anticipated work hours are 6AM-3PM from Monday through Friday. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 9AM daily, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. These activities will be contained within the rooms. Signage will be posted.

Questions may be directed to Meredith Fydenkevez.

[to top]

Buildings 62 & 64

Construction activities are underway as MIT proceeds with the renovation of East Campus, Buildings 62 & 64, with activities continuing through Summer 2025. Construction hours are 7 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with some weekend and evening work expected.

Project phases

  • Project mobilization in June will include extending fencing along the site perimeter of McDermott Court.
  • Beginning the week of July 5, the building site as well as the sidewalk and parking spaces along Ames Street next to Building 64 will be fenced off.
  • Demolition activities are scheduled to begin during this time, and traffic will increase in the area.
  • Pedestrians will be directed to bypass the construction area and use the eastern sidewalk of Ames Street.
  • August 2023 – August 2025: The perimeter fence will extend north of the site near Building 66, where it will remain until the end of the project. Construction work will begin in full.

Questions may be directed to Kevin M Carr.

[to top]

Building E19

As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, façade and window repair work is scheduled for Building E19. Weekday work hours are 7AM – 3:30PM, with some weekend work expected. Construction activities are targeted to begin in July and continue through January 2024.

Façade renewal and window replacement: January 2024 - June 2024
Crews are scheduled to mobilize onsite on the Ames Street side of Building E19 on Monday, April 1, to perform localized repairs of the façade and selected window replacement. The sidewalk and all entrances will be protected from the work above and will remain accessible throughout construction. Some noise and vibration from façade cutting, hammer drilling, and chipping work are anticipated.

Anticipated work hours are weekdays from 7AM-3PM. Signage will be posted. This project is scheduled through the end of June.

Main stairwell closure
Crews are scheduled to repair and replace the glass block windows of the stairwell adjacent to the Main Street entrance of Building E19. Beginning Monday, September 18, the stairwell will close to accommodate this work. This closure is scheduled through the end of October. The stairwell will be inaccessible except as emergency egress. Signage will be posted directing occupants to alternative stairwells. The elevators at the Main Street entrance are scheduled to remain accessible and operational throughout this work. Access to the building will not be affected.

Questions may be directed to Alexander Campbell.

[to top]

Buildings E23 & E25

Buildings E23 & E25 facade
As part of the Institute’s investment in infrastructure renewal, crews are scheduled to renew the façades of Buildings E23 & E25. This work includes repairing, replacing, restoring, and repointing the brick and surfaces of the façades. Anticipated construction hours are 7AM – 3PM. During this construction, noise and vibration are expected from façade cutting and chipping work.

Scaffolding has been erected along the work areas. This staging will serve as a platform for work crews during construction. The team will repair cracked and damaged brick, repoint mortar, and will repair window lintels as needed. This operation will incur noise.

Questions may be directed to Thanh Nguyen.

Lab renovation - sixth floor
A lab renovation is underway in Rooms E25-630 & E25-650. Anticipated work hours are weekdays from 6AM-2PM. Heavy noise is planned to conclude by 8AM daily, with some occasional light noise for the duration of the work day. These activities will be contained within the room. This project is scheduled through the end of July.

Questions about this work may be directed to Meredith Fydenkevez.

[to top]

East Campus: Kendall Square Initiative

For the most up-to-date information about the Kendall Square Initiative, visit the courbanize project profile. Click the “Follow” button to sign up for an account and receive notifications about the project. Learn more about the Kendall Square Initiative.

Construction in Kendall Square kicked off in September 2016. Construction hours are scheduled for 7AM – 6PM weekdays, and Saturday from 9AM – 6PM.

Questions about the construction phase of this work may be directed to Holly Sutherland.

Visit the courbanize project profile to review details about the planned activities and to subscribe to construction updates. Subscribe to notifications by clicking the “Login” button at the foot of the “Comment here” box to sign up for an account, and then “follow” the project.

Patient parking for MIT Health will remain available.

  • MIT Health will validate parking for patients. (Cars exiting the lot without validation will incur a non-refundable $60 fine.)
  • Cars that are in the lot for more than two hours are subject to towing. If patients have appointments that exceed two hours, MIT Health will contact the Parking Office on their behalf.

General Construction Updates

  • Police details will be utilized throughout the project area to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Large equipment will be removed and brought to site on and on-going basis. This activity may occur after hours but no disruptions are expected.
  • General construction activities will continue on Saturdays. Work will occur within the City of Cambridge allowable work hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

See the map for more details.

For information on the Wadsworth Street closure, click here.

Questions about the construction phase of this work may be directed to Holly Sutherland.

[to top]

Building W18: Music Building

Construction activities are underway as MIT proceeds with a new Music Building behind Building W16. As part of MIT’s mission to enhance the student experience, the project will provide highly advanced performance, rehearsal, and music teaching spaces as well as music technology resources such as a makerspace, research lab, and production labs.

Construction hours are 7 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Friday, with some weekend and evening work expected. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Learn about the new Music Building
To learn more about the project, visit the Capital Projects site.

Contact
Questions about this work may be directed to Sarah Yazici.

[to top]

Building W31

On Tuesday, April 16, work is scheduled to begin on the DAPER Sports Performance Center in the basement of Building W31. Anticipated hours are weekdays from 7AM-3PM. Some noise is expected during construction, with high level of noise and vibration concluding by 8AM daily. This project is scheduled through the end of August.

While this work is underway, crews are scheduled to transport materials from the driveway between Buildings W31 & W33 via the Vassar Street sidewalk through the Building W31 loading area. Please be aware and use caution when traversing the area.

Questions may be directed to Rick Wells.

[to top]

Building W41

Construction activities are underway as MIT proceeds with the redevelopment of the Metropolitan (Met) Warehouse, Building W41. The adaptive reuse of the Met Warehouse will provide a new home for the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), including classrooms, design studios, research spaces, faculty offices, and areas for meetings and collaborative activities. Additionally, the space will house the new MIT Morningside Academy for Design and create a location for the largest community-wide makerspace on campus managed by Project Manus. The anticipated target completion date for this project is summer 2025.

Below you’ll find an overview and high-level schedule for the major phases of construction. Standard hours are 7 AM – 6 PM, Monday-Friday, with some weekend and evening work expected. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Vassar Street sidewalk closure
For the duration of the project, the sidewalk and cycle track adjacent to the building along Vassar Street will close to pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of the project. The westbound cycle track will be detoured to create a shared lane on Vassar Street (the eastbound lane will be unaffected). Pedestrians will be directed to the south side of Vassar Street via existing crossings at the New Vassar Residence Hall and at Mass Ave.

Mass Ave southbound sidewalk and lane closure
The southbound Mass Ave cycle lane and right turn lane adjacent to Building W41 are scheduled to close on Saturday, June 29. Anticipated hours are 9AM-4PM. Cyclists and turning traffic will be directed to share the southbound lane. Pedestrian will be directed to cross the street at the corner of Vassar Street and again at the corner of Albany Street. A police detail will be onsite to direct traffic around the area.

Learn about the Metropolitan Warehouse
To learn more, visit the Capital Projects site.

Contact
Questions about this project may be directed to metwh-reno-info@mit.edu.

[to top]

Buildings W87 & W88: Graduate Junction

Construction activities are underway as MIT proceeds with the creation of a new graduate residence in West Campus at the site of the West Lot and the Police Station (Building W89).  
 
A Graduate Residence on West Campus
As part of MIT’s mission to advance its commitment to expanding graduate housing, the West Campus Graduate Residence on Vassar Street will add approximately 675 new beds to MIT’s housing stock and will enrich connections with the surrounding neighborhood. Construction is expected to proceed through the end of the summer of 2024.

Construction is underway
Normal construction hours are 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work expected.  

Project phases (note these dates are estimates and are subject to change)

  • January – April 2022 Site enabling and Demolition: In preparation for demolition and foundation activities, the West Lot is scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, January 15. An email has been sent to all Riverside area parking account holders advising that all vehicles in the West Lot must be moved to another lot by 7:00 PM on Friday, January 14. Parkers may relocate their vehicles to the Westgate Lot across Vassar Street or to any lot within the Riverside area.  
  • As part of the project, the MIT Police office, currently in Building W89, has been relocated to newly renovated space in W91.
  • March – September 2022 Foundations: Piles will be spliced and driven into place on the site. This is noisy work. The team is working with Housing and Residential Life Services to arrange mitigation strategies. This activity will include Saturday work throughout the summer.
  • August 2022 – August 2024 Construction and exteriors: Steel structure will be erected along with envelope, interiors, utilities, and landscape. Updates will be sent as the project progresses.  

Safety measures throughout construction will include:

  • Parallel street parking along certain portions of Vassar Street will be blocked off.
  • The westbound cycle track will be detoured to create a shared lane on Vassar Street (the eastbound lane will be unaffected).
  • The two Vassar Street crosswalks and the sidewalk in front of the site will be closed, and pedestrians will be directed to the south side of Vassar Street via existing crossings at Simmons Hall and at Amesbury Street.
  • The MBTA track pedestrian crossing at Fort Washington Park will be closed to the public during construction, and all circulation will be detoured to the Pacific Street Crossing between Buildings W46 and W59.
  • The Cambridge Public School bus stop currently located in front of W89 will be relocated. Details will be sent when the location is finalized.
  • Note that the tower crane will move with the wind when not in use; this is normal for cranes like this.

Closure of the railroad crossing
The pedestrian railroad crossing at Fort Washington Park is closed to the public for the duration of construction, and all circulation will be detoured to the Pacific Street Crossing between Buildings W46 and W59.

The traffic pattern in front of the site along Vassar Street has been altered to allow for westbound cyclists to join traffic, and pedestrians have been rerouted to the southern sidewalk of Vassar Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout construction. Noise and vibration are anticipated during construction hours. Saturday work is scheduled throughout the summer. Pile driving activities are scheduled to run from March 2022 to September 2022.

Vassar Street Closure: July 20
On Saturday, July 20, from 9AM through 6PM, Vassar Street is scheduled to close continuously to vehicular traffic from Amesbury Street to Simmons Hall, Building W79, weather permitting. Two cranes will be onsite to transport materials to the rooftop of the Graduate Junction site during work hours. Some noise from the trucks and loading activities is expected.

During this time, vehicular and cyclist access to and across West Campus will be altered.

  • Access to Vassar Street east of the work site, including access for the Vassar Street residences and DAPER, will be open to local traffic only from Mass Ave through Simmons Hall, Building W79. No access will be allowed past Simmons Hall heading west down Vassar Street.
  • Local access to the west of the site along Vassar Street will be maintained from Amesbury Street. Note that Vassar Street will be one-way from Amesbury Street to Memorial Drive.
  • Access to the Westgate Lot and Amherst Alley will be maintained from Mass Ave at Amherst Street and Memorial Drive at Fowler Street.
  • Local access to Audrey Street will be maintained from Memorial Drive.

The southern sidewalk will remain open to accommodate pedestrians in the area, though pedestrian traffic may be intermittently stopped near the site for safety. Cyclists will be asked to walk their bicycles along the sidewalk or to follow an alternative route around the area. The Bluebikes location adjacent to Building W85DE will remain accessible throughout this operation.

Shuttles and buses will be detoured around the area as needed. Police will be onsite to help direct vehicular, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic. Vassar Street is scheduled to reopen Saturday night.

See the map for more information.

Questions may be directed to west-campus-grad-info@mit.edu.

[to top]

Amherst Alley

Beginning Monday, July 15, utilities work is scheduled to occur on Amherst Alley in front of Building W71, weather permitting. Work is scheduled from 7AM through 4PM each day, with high levels of noise occurring after 9AM. Traffic patterns will be disrupted, and vehicles will be detoured around the area. This work is scheduled through Friday, August 9. See the map for details.

Vehicle detour
Throughout this work, traffic along Amherst Alley will be restricted in front of Building W71 at all hours. Drivers will be directed to alternate routes. Local access to driveways will be maintained, and access to Westgate lot will be maintained on Amherst Alley from Vassar Street. Amherst Alley will remain open to pedestrians. Signage to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be posted.

Shuttle detour
In addition, the Tech shuttle will relocate the Tang/Westgate stop. The Tech shuttle will continue to stop on Amherst Alley for the Burton-Conner stop. It will then continue onto Memorial Drive by way of Fowler Street. The shuttle will next turn right onto Audrey Street and stop in front of Building W84; this is the relocation of the Tang/Westgate stop from Amherst Alley.

Questions about this work may be directed to Seth Kinderman.

[to top]

Amherst Street

On Monday, July 15, utilities excavation and repair work is scheduled to begin along the sidewalk and in several street parking spaces along Amherst Street next to Building W1. Work hours are 7AM-4PM, with disruptive noise beginning after 9AM. Some loud noise from a vacuum truck and heavy machinery is expected. This portion of the project is scheduled for four weeks.

The construction area will be cordoned off, and the entrance to Building W1 will remain accessible. Amherst Street will remain open to pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular traffic, though the street may be occasionally narrowed and traffic intermittently stopped. Several street parking spaces will be restricted in the area; access to driveways, off-street parking, and loading will be maintained at all times. Police will be onsite to help direct traffic as needed, and signage will be posted. Please be aware and use caution when traversing the area.

Questions about this work may be directed to Seth Kinderman.

[to top]

Wadsworth Street

A portion of Wadsworth Street adjacent to the site will continue to be narrowed during work hours through August. Anticipated hours of work are weekdays from 7AM-3PM and Saturdays from 9AM-5PM. Noise from a vacuum truck is expected. Note the E53 plaza ramp from Wadsworth Street will reopen Saturday, June 29.

Two-way traffic along Wadsworth Street will be maintained, though north/south traffic may be intermittently stopped as the street is narrowed to one lane. Police are scheduled to be onsite to assist with traffic, and signage will be posted. Access to Building E40 and the Hayward Garage will be maintained throughout this work. Please be aware and use caution when traversing the area.

Questions about this work may be directed to Holly Sutherland.

[to top]

Non-MIT work

Subscribe to receive notifications of construction updates.


 RELATED LINKS
 Construction Notification Request
 CONTACT INFO

Facilities

Department Directory

Communications

Monica Lee
Director

making MIT work accessibility Massachusetts Institute of Technology