Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 250 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

Market: Office


Novartis Institutes, AG

Novartis adapted the former Necco Candy factory into a biomedical research facility and office space. The facility consists of two interconnected buildings, both of which have a concrete frame and masonry cladding. One building has limestone and brick cladding over the concrete frame while the other has an exposed concrete frame with brick infill. Since Novartis’s occupation of the building in early 2000s, they have had continued problems with spalling and deterioration of the concrete frame and leakage into the interior.