Award level: Citation
Project name: co/lab: MIT Beaver Works
Project location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Firm name: MERGE architects
Jury comments: This multiuse research center for students, faculty, and technical professionals near the MIT campus in Cambridge includes a research lab, a cafe, meeting rooms, and a prototyping shop. The architect made interesting use of inexpensive materials and light fixtures. The modular furnishings encourage collaboration. It’s an interesting, quirky, well-designed, adaptable space that looks inviting for users. The lab is pleasantly and unexpectedly bright.
Client: MIT Beaver Works
Contractor: J. Calnan and Associates
Consultants: BLW Engineers; Radlab; Martin Design; Infrastructure; Instant Sign