Boston University - Engineering Product Innovation Center

Engineering at the Forefront of Campus

Prominently located at the heart of Boston University’s campus, the Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) serves as the only street-view presence of Engineering from Commonwealth Avenue. The 24,124 SF facility merges the technical education of using machine tools with the ability to bring a product to market. In the hopes of revitalizing manufacturing and engineering in the U.S., the project was sponsored by industry leaders, among them, Fortune 500 companies.

EPIC paves the way for innovative hands-on learning in the field of engineering production and manufacturing. It was a top priority for Boston University to bring Engineering to the forefront of campus and enhance the undergraduate College of Engineering education program. By incorporating specialized training in modern software and technology for product development, the facility equips students beyond theoretical knowledge, and allows them to manufacture their ideas into real-world products.

The award-winning design makes EPIC a highly visible gateway to the central campus from the Boston University Bridge as students and visitors cross the campus from west to east. EPIC is not only visible, but transparent; passersby can see production happening within.


Boston, Massachusetts

Building Type

Research Labs, Teaching Labs, Machine Shop, Classroom, Meeting Space, Office


24,000 SF

  • 2016, SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Honorable Mention

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