MIT is located on 168 acres that extend more than a mile along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Basin. The central group of interconnecting buildings, dedicated in 1916, was designed by architect W. Welles Bosworth (Class of 1889) to permit easy communication among schools and departments. Subsequent growth of the campus saw construction of landmark buildings by leading architects such as Alvar Aalto, I. M. Pei '40, and Eero Saarinen.
Early in this century, MIT added new buildings to meet the changing needs of teaching, research, and the community. These remarkable structures include the Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences designed by Frank Gehry; Simmons Hall, an undergraduate residence designed by Steven Holl; the Media Lab complex (E14) by Fumihiko Maki; and the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center by Kevin Roche. Most recent construction projects include:
MIT’s new buildings reflect its commitment to sustainability. Maseeh Hall, Sloan (E62), and the Koch Institute all received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.
Comprehensive renovations in progress include Building 2, Building 66, E52, and the MIT Chapel.