SoMa Site 3 Lab Building
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCO)
© James Steinkamp
Part of MIT’s ambitious South of Main Street (SoMa) Development in the heart of Kendall Square’s innovation hub, this laboratory and office building is designed to attract tenants from small incubator start-ups to global pharma clients. The existing Main Street building’s exterior was restored, while the interior was renovated to provide leasable spaces that invite public interaction. Ground-floor retail enlivens the area with restaurants, service, and specialty retail, promoting pedestrian-oriented activities and enhancing MIT’s culture of innovation. A refreshed entry and dynamic lobby link the addition to the restoration.