The SEC links 80,000 new square feet with 26,000 renovated square feet in Robinson Hall as well as the existing space of Anderson Hall, creating a unique space for students, faculty and researchers in science and engineering disciplines.
The complex expands the university’s science and engineering facilities, adding over 47,000 square feet of laboratories, classrooms, support rooms and other core facilities. The flexible design allows for the addition of more laboratory or collaborative space as demand grows over time. Program elements include wet and dry research labs, teaching labs, conference/seminar space, and a vivarium.
The SEC is also a key component of Tufts’ Science and Technology Corridor, a string of laboratories, offices, classrooms and collaborative space along Boston Avenue in Medford dedicated to supporting STEM education and research. Extending from College Avenue to Harvard Street, the SciTech Corridor also includes the new Central Energy Plant, which has lowered Tufts’ greenhouse gas emissions.
The SEC building was designed with a strong emphasis on sustainability and flexibility in building layout and systems. The project has achieved a LEED Gold rating and exceptional energy efficiency.