MIT.nano received a Boston Society for Architecture Honor Award, Citation at the recent virtual 2020 Design Awards.
The LEED Platinum Certified MIT.nano building is prominently located steps from the Infinite Corridor and the Great Dome, at the heart of the MIT campus. The award-winning building is home to a cluster of world-class laboratories, including class 100 and 1,000 cleanrooms, imaging suites, nano-makerspace, and chemistry teaching laboratories. The research space enables and enhances the work of dozens of academic groups from various disciplines. The core imaging facility contains some of the most precise microscopes that require very low vibration, acoustic and electromagnetic interference.
The jury commented, “MIT.nano is a serious project. A complex lab building placed onto a tight site, this is an elegant piece of infill, subtly enhancing its urban neighborhood. On the interior, MIT.nano packs in a great deal of program, including comfortable and compelling laboratories and collaborative social spaces. Impressively, the project is the first of its kind to be LEED Platinum certified.”
About the BSA Design Awards
Each year the BSA, often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. Design awards celebrate excellent architecture and reward clients for investing in it. By honoring the outstanding achievements of our peers, we are reminded that all building industry professionals have the opportunity to positively affect their communities and the way we live.
To learn more about the 2020 Boston Society for Architecture Design Awards, visit BSA Design Awards.