Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Chapel (Building W15)

Cambridge, MA

Client

EYP Architecture & Engineering P.C.

Completion

2015

Awards

2017 Excellence in Architecture Award for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation, Society for College and University Planning/AIA-CAE
2017 Engineering Excellence Award, Silver, American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts
2017 Best Use - Educational & Institutional, Arts & Culture, Preservation Massachusetts
2017 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
2016 Preservation Award, Cambridge Historical Commission
2016 Honor Award, AIA New England
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Chapel (Building W15)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Chapel (Building W15)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Chapel (Building W15)

Designed by Eero Saarinen and dedicated in 1955, the chapel (Building W15) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a nondenominational space for worship and gathering. As part of their Capital Renewal Program, MIT undertook a major renovation at this mid-century icon with a goal of preserving the Saarinen design while addressing sixty years of weathering and deterioration. SGH consulted on the building enclosure and was the structural engineer for the project.