Harvard University Science & Engineering Complex

Harvard’s Allston Science & Engineering Complex, the largest project ever undertaken by Harvard, sets new standards in energy efficiency and quality of the working environments. The new 544,000 gsf complex is the cornerstone of the Allston Campus, and home of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Passive strategies were adopted during design wherever possible, and are supported by sophisticated HVAC equipment.  Progressive design strategies were adopted to reduce demands on all energy resources.  These included flexible programming, radiant heating/cooling systems, natural ventilation, advanced methods of heat recovery, roof gardens, storm water management, solar strategies, sophisticated facade systems, site remediation and daylight enhancement systems.  The project was awarded LEED Platinum certification and obtained the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal certification.  This project was completed in 2020.

Client: Behnisch Architekten
Location: Boston, MA

2023 I2SL Sustainable Laboratory Awards – Overall Award Winner
2023 COTE Top Ten – Education – College/University (campus -level), Laboratory
2022 Green Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
2021 – Living Building Challenge: Materials, Beauty and Equity Petals –  Certified
2021 The Plan Award, category: Education, honorable mention
2021 DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum), nomination
2021 WAN Award, category: Best Overall Sustainable Project, Gold
2021 WAN Award, category: Education, shortlist
2021 ABB Leaf Award, category Best Façade Design & Engineering Project, winner
2021 ABB Leaf Award, category: Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project, shortlist
2021 Prix Versailles, category: University Campuses, World Special Prize for an Exterior 2021
2021 BSA Harleston Parker Medal, nomination
2021 SEFA Lab of the Year, winner
2021 AIA New England Awards: Award for Design Excellence
2021 AN Best of Design Award, Kategorie: Green Building, winner
2021 Built Environment Plus Award: Green Building of the Year
2021 ENR (Engineering New Report), category: Best Project in the Education and Research

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