Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 11 Expansion
Constructing an addition to this historic building, which also resulted in the replacement of the original steel windows, required extensive design review with administrators. Due to structural limitations, masonry was not an option for the addition. We selected instead alternate materials to echo the existing structure. The form of the clearstory curve relates to the nearby domes of the engineering library and the iconic main dome while providing natural lighting on the interior, a quality of life issue that is shown to contribute to higher productivity and retention levels for employees.