Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Allston, MA

Leggat McCall Properties was hired as the project manager for construction of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex in Allston in 2016. The project includes ground-up construction of a 6-story academic research lab with 2 additional floors below grade. All floors are connected by an 8-story atrium that extends to the lowest below-grade floor.

The new building contains four tiered classrooms, multiple flexible flat classrooms, seminar rooms, conference rooms, a cryo electron microscope imaging suite, and various core labs. The upper floors house individual research labs for Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, BioEngineering, Materials Research/Engineering, and Mechanics.

The project is LEED certified to the Platinum level. In addition, the SEC is the first wet lab to achieve Living Building Challenge certification in three petals: equity, beauty, and materials.

Images: © Anton Grassl/Esto


Project Highlights

  • Size: 544,000 SF
  • Property Type: Academic Research Labs and Classrooms
  • Year started/completed: 2016/2020
  • Owner/Client: Harvard University
  • Architect: Behnisch Architekten
  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
Services Rendered:
  • Project Management