Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)

Cambridge, MA

Market: Cultural

Client

EYP Architecture & Engineering P.C.

Completion

2016

Awards

2017 Silver Award for Engineering Excellence, American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts
2017 Excellence in Architecture Award for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation, Society for College and University Planning/AIA-CAE
2017 Best Use - Educational & Institutional, Arts & Culture, Preservation Massachusetts
2017 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Anthenaeum of Architecture and Design
2016 Preservation Award, Cambridge Historical Commission
2016 Honor Award, AIA New England
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)

Designed by Eero Saarinen and dedicated in 1955, Kresge Auditorium (Building W16) is an iconic mid-century modernist venue for gatherings, classes, and performances. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) undertook a major renewal project at the auditorium to replace aging equipment and systems, restore key building elements, and improve visitor comfort. SGH consulted on the building enclosure and was the structural engineer for the project.