The new Science and Engineering Complex on Harvard’s expanding Allston campus will be the home of the School of Engineering and Applied Science with research laboratories, classrooms, offices, a cafeteria and support spaces. Designed to integrate spaces for communication and collaboration, the building features a central atrium space that winds through the different levels of the building to bring natural light and a feeling of openness to the core of the building.
- This innovative project is reaching new levels of sustainable design and is targeting a minimum of 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Key sustainable design features include a unique high performance façade and shading approach that enables highly efficient radiant-based heating and cooling and achieves very high levels of daylight autonomy.
- The architectural design strongly supports a complex natural ventilation scheme that is woven throughout the building.
- Other features include a high efficiency energy recovery, intelligent programming, highly efficient energy recovery, a cascading lab air system and an interwoven water recovery and reuse system.