Photo by Justin Knight


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samuel Tak Lee Building

Cambridge, MA


Utile, Inc.



Photo by Justin Knight

Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill in the 1960s, Building 9 houses Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Department of Urban Studies and Planning and its Center for Real Estate. With a generous donation from Sam Tak Lee, MIT added a real estate entrepreneurship program and undertook building renovations to incorporate the new program and upgrade the facility. Working with the architect, SGH designed structural modifications associated with interior renovations and building enclosure repairs.