Renewing and building

Seated at the heart of one of the densest innovation clusters in the world, the Institute is shaping the campus and responding to ongoing changes in the community, guided by the MIT 2030 framework.

The majority of campus construction projects focus on incremental and selective renewal—from laboratories on Albany Street to offices on the main campus, and from individual systems renewals to partial or full building renovations. For example, a renewal program for campus dormitories has emerged as a top interest. In addition, some buildings require extensive renovations and may need to be repurposed. Our expectation is that much of the campus will be renewed and/or renovated by 2030, providing us with the updated facilities crucial to the fulfillment of our mission.

MIT 2030 is a tool that gives us the data and the parameters to support thoughtful long-term decisions about our helps us to act on immediate priorities, and to set the table for future needs.Martin Schmidt, ProvostThe area surrounding MIT is home to innovation economy companies and world-class research institutions, creating the potential for countless valuable collaborations between industry and the research labs at MIT. Local companies—many of which were started by MIT, including Cambridge-based firms Biogen Idec, Akamai, and Zipcar—have brought thousands of jobs and a fresh energy to the area. We are actively engaged in a process to further enliven the areas around the campus and explore new opportunities for productive university-based collaborations. This process will continue to help position the area as a nexus of innovation and a prime destination for rising companies and the world's top talent.

For specific details about MIT’s renovation and building projects and how they advance our academic, research, and community priorities, visit the Capital Projects website.

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2030 Vision

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