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Sloan 2012 ~ New Sloan Campus Design Ideas. Infrastructure for Leadership & Innovation. New Sloan Possibilities. Integrative Campus Plan Aligned with & Supporting Overall MIT Sloan Strategic Vision Bettering MIT and the greater Kendall area.

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sloan 2012 new sloan campus design ideas

Sloan 2012 ~ New Sloan Campus Design Ideas

Infrastructure for Leadership & Innovation

new sloan possibilities
New Sloan Possibilities
  • Integrative Campus Plan
  • Aligned with & Supporting Overall MIT Sloan Strategic Vision
  • Bettering MIT and the greater Kendall area


Sloan is a Gateway to

the Rest of Cambridge,

a Bridgeway to Boston

invaluable sloan location
Invaluable Sloan Location
  • Unbeatable Physical Location
  • Blossoming Kendall Neighborhood
  • Memorial Park

new sloan economics complex

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners of Santa Monica, CA in association with Sasaki Associates of Watertown, MA

New Sloan / Economics Complex

Joan & Bill Porter



Kenan Sahin


Broader MIT Development Context…


MIT Commercial Context

the new sloan quality campus proper facilities
The New Sloan:Quality Campus, Proper Facilities
  • Quality space for MIT Triad of Research, Education, & Extracurriculars
  • An proper environment inspiring Transformative Experiences
  • An EmergingTechnology Testbed and Predictive Microcosm
current situation windswept barren car choked ugly cramped
Current Situation…Windswept, Barren, Car Choked, Ugly, Cramped

why academic capacity constraints
Why? Academic Capacity Constraints!
  • The current MIT Sloan Campus is severely capacity constrained
    • Classes are overbooked
    • Study & group meeting space is in high demand
    • No lecture hall is large enough for the frequent “large events” or holding all Sloan students
why peer competition
Why? Peer Competition!

HBS Spangler

  • MIT Sloan must compete with peer schools like Stanford and Harvard
    • Sumptuous facilities
    • Research, Education, & Extracurriculars space
    • On-Campus Residential


Stanford GSB

why housing needs
Why? Housing Needs!
  • Severe residential housing constraints limit our recruitment and educational abilities
    • Young Faculty housing
    • Graduate students on-campus
    • Visiting executives

Current State

of Affairs

need a kendall square equivalent to the sidney pacific grad dorm
Need a Kendall Square Equivalent to the Sidney & Pacific Grad Dorm

~700 Residents

~350,000 ft-sq

6-9 Stories






why support student extracurricular action
Why? Support Student Extracurricular Action
  • MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, VC Club, Media/Health/TinyTech Club Offerings
  • Science & Engineering Business Club
    • IAP Technology &

Entrepreneurship Forum

  • MIT TechLink’s IAP JazzLink
    • Campus-Wide Graduate

& Alum Connections





why good neighborliness
Why? Good Neighborliness!
  • Support the greater Kendall neighborhood in Cambridge
    • Parkland and greenways
    • Pedestrian connection to Charles River
    • Residential community-building
    • Boost Ground Floor Retail
why sloan as premier technology testbed
Why? Sloan as Premier Technology Testbed!
  • Project Mercury – Latest wireless technologies; Showcase for MIT Labs
  • Evocative Architectural Innovations – Digital Glass, Organic HVAC, Ultra-Reconfigurability, Working Elevators
  • Premier Digital Infospace – Next generation libraries & visualization environment

why we craft our surroundings
Why? We Craft Our Surroundings!

Greater Boston Progress over Time

sloan can extend olmsted s emerald embrace
Sloan can Extend Olmsted’s Emerald Embrace
  • We must play our role in the City Beautiful movement inspired by Olmstead
    • Stanford design
    • Extending the Emerald Embrace

why enabling integrating our intellectual investments
Why? Enabling & Integrating our Intellectual Investments!
  • New Research Centers
  • Faculty Support
  • Educational Offerings & Experiences
  • MIT-wide Engagement
  • Global Connections
why maximum global influence through appealing conference exec education facilities
Why? Maximum Global Influence through Appealing Conference & Exec Education Facilities!
  • Properconference, professional, and executive education facilities allow MIT Sloan to best influence the world.
    • Draw best practitioners to campus
    • Periodic professional updates
    • Attract strategic technology conferences
  • Integrated Weave of Formal and Informal
  • Financial Benefit: MIT Sloan can better capture some of this value created…
design hopes for a greater sloan
Design Hopes:for a Greater Sloan
  • Showers, changing room, lockers
design ideas for a greater sloan
Design Ideas:for a Greater Sloan
  • Quality Space
  • Parking
  • Glass Everywhere
  • Roofgarden
  • Plenty of Workspace
  • Encouraging informal connections
  • Aesthetically delightful and differentiating
design ideas the obvious offices classrooms
Design Ideas:The Obvious…Offices, Classrooms
  • Offices with Rivervistas
  • Spacious Classrooms
  • Well-Equipped Studyspaces
  • Sociability Space
  • Cafeteria / Foodcourt

Design Ideas:

Park Our Cars Under Parks





design ideas greenways at around new sloan
Design Ideas:Greenways At & Around New Sloan
  • Extending Gray Way thru Amherst Street towards Sloan
  • Wadsworth towards Charles River?


Gray Greenway

through Amherst Alley

design ideas new sloan roofgarden
Design Ideas:New Sloan Roofgarden
  • Embrace our aesthetic bounty:
    • Beautiful Boston skyline,
    • Memorial Park,
    • Charles River
  • Greening the rooftop
  • A 24 x 7 Skybar


Design Ideas:Space for Consumption Functions

3.5 acres

5th floor of

Parking Garage

1 acre grass

10K plants

66Kgal h20

9Kftsq h20

6kyrdssq fill






Design Ideas:Inspiring Roof Ambience


Design Ideas:Pleasant Greenviews for Neighbors





Design Ideas:Learning from Chicago!


Chicago City Hall


HVAC Cost Savings


Design Ideas:Tasty Roofgarden View …


…plus, Ultimate 4th of July Venue!


and MIT Commercial Context

Design Ideas:Envisioning a New Sloan Club

design ideas student skybar
Design Ideas:Student Skybar Pages/roofgarden.html

design ideas kresge auditorium sized indoor hall
Design Ideas:Kresge Auditorium-Sized Indoor Hall
  • Big enough to hold all Sloan students
  • Alternative to over-booked Kresge
  • Key resource for Conferences

Draw from

JFK Library

& Greek


possible sloan e51 expansion
Possible Sloan E51 Expansion




kendall square
Kendall Square

future of kendall square
Future of Kendall Square

technology venture zone
Technology Venture Zone
  • Technology Business Parks
  • Ground floor retail
  • Startups & bigco’s
  • MIT Labs & outreach
technology square @ mit
Technology Square @ MIT

tech square yesterday
Tech Square Yesterday

Cambridge asked

MIT to help replace

Abandoned Lever

Soap Factory

Tech Square was

Envisioned as new

Tax generator and

Source of local



Tech Square Tomorrow

MIT recent purchase

Might this

Become Academic


university park @ mit
University Park @ MIT

university park over time
University Park over Time
  • Start 1982 w/
  • Forest City
  • Old Simplex site
  • 27-acre Campus

Only mixed use

Development in


connecting with inspiring more mit related companies
Connecting with & Inspiring more MIT-Related Companies

~ US$250 Billion in Market Valuation

kendall companies e g biogen
Kendall Companies – e.g. Biogen

greenburg s vision for lyme properties
Greenburg’s Vision for Lyme Properties

bolstering ground floor retail
Bolstering Ground Floor Retail

mit s current local business connections
MIT’s Current Local Business Connections
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
    • Monthly gatherings, Bi-Yearly Workshops, Satellite Broadcasts
  • Cambridge Business Development Center
    • Breakfast w/ the Stars for CXOs in Faculty Club
  • Greater Boston Executive Program
    • 20-25% Kendall Square & Cambridge companies
mass x tech councils
Mass X-Tech Councils
  • Technology – Stata, d’Arbeloff
  • Biotech – McGuire
  • Software – Plotkin
  • Mass Technology Collaborative
  • MassMEDIC
  • Mass Nanotechnology Initiative – Hanover, Swieki




~450,000 ft-sq

part of mit s larger commitment to community
Part of MIT’s Larger Commitment to Community
  • Kendall Square Initiative
  • Win-win way to enhance Research, Education, and Extracurriculars
  • Enhancing our environment by design, not default