With the move of the Anthropology Department to a new building on campus, the decision was made to expand Sociology and bring in Social Studies to William James Hall, a 15-story tower by Minoru Yamasaki. A new stair was added to pull together Sociology, now encompassing three full floors. The Social Studies Department, an undergraduate […]
Set in a 1960’s building near the Cambridge Common, the new Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications is comprised of a large community space, offices and seminar room. The focus of the center is the open working lounge where large chalkboards for collaborative study are flanked by colorful seating groups. The project maintains much of […]
With views overlooking Cambridge and Boston, this upper floor at Harvard’s William James Hall for the department of psychology has as its center a vibrant community space for work and study. Using the nearby Charles River as inspiration, the design of the glass wall between the entry and the lounge provides a decorative element as […]
Set on the top floor of William James Hall, the psychology labs extend a new aesthetic derived from the original meeting room and lobby, designed by Minoru Yamasaki. The new renovation establishes a dialogue with the 1960’s design, with curved ceilings, expanded glazing and sustainably harvested woodwork that mimics the teak of the original spaces.
In this study, we were asked to create a new type of teaching lab which integrates technology within the lab space. Unlike traditional labs, where the teaching area is separated from the research areas, this small lab space brings all aspects of science learning together. Conceived of as a layering of types, the organization moves […]
Designed as a concept study for a Boston-area college, the Integrated Science Center looks at fresh ways of designing teaching labs at the STEM level. The renovation brings together collaborative learning spaces with lab spaces and faculty areas, allowing for a seamless flow of learning. Computing lab areas act as hubs for the different disciplines […]
With commanding views of Harvard’s leafy campus and the skyline of Boston beyond, William James Hall is one of the few high rises on the university campus, and the only building by Minuoru Yamasaki at the University. Designed in 1963, it is may be the first high rise with a tubular framing system to be […]
A new construction project comprising 95,000 GSF with a construction cost of $32 Million. The program includes condensed matter Physics and Engineering, nano fabrication, material synthesis, characterization, microscopy and imaging. In addition, a floor of seminar space provides a central hub linked by bridge to other Physics and Engineering buildings. This project was completed while […]
LAB was engaged by the Department of Physics and the University to provide peer review services for a new nano science and fabrication building.
LAB designed the renovations for the Bioengineering Institute in the Life Sciences Bioengineering Center at WPI’s Gateway Campus. The project includes wet and dry laboratories for biological research, Bio MEMS and advanced microscopy. By strategically placing an open lab and open office it became possible to eliminate hallways and to use the aisles within the […]