Harvard owns more land in Boston than in Cambridge, and the University’s footprint in the Allston neighborhood is rapidly expanding. SEAS is the primary occupant of the 500,000+ square foot Science and Engineering Complex (opens Fall 2020).
The SEC features state-of-the-art classrooms, active learning labs, maker space, faculty labs, community space and a café. Green design makes it one of the most environmentally sustainable facilities of its kind. The SEC and the classroom and administrative office building at 114 Western Ave. are located across the street from the Harvard Business School campus, the Harvard Innovation Lab, Life Lab, and ArtLab.
Allston houses the SEAS Bioengineering, Computer Science, Data Science, and Computational Science and Engineering programs, some Electrical Engineering and Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering faculty, and most SEAS administrative offices (starting in Fall 2020).
The immediate neighborhood is also the future home of a new performance and research facility for the American Repertory Theater, as well as an expansive innovation campus that will include lab and office space for technology- and life science-focused startups and mature companies, market-rate housing, and a hotel and conference center.