Allston Buildings

Science and Engineering Complex
150 Western Avenue

Completed in 2020, the SEC is most significant new building constructed by Harvard in a generation.

SEAS Administration and the labs and offices of approximately half of the SEAS faculty will be housed in this building (beginning fall 2020), along with student- and industry-facing departments, sloped and flexible flat classrooms, maker space and teaching labs, a library, café, dedicated space for student organizations, and extensive common space to encourage interaction and collaboration.

  • Built: 2020
  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Program: Classrooms; Teaching Labs; Research Labs; Library; Faculty Offices; Administration and Staff; Student Offices; Research Staff; Undergraduate and Graduate Student Lounges, Café
  • Areas/Offices: Dean’s Office; Administration; Bioengineering; Computer Science; Data Science, and Computational Science and Engineering programs, some Electrical Engineering and Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering
  • Gross SF: 500,000 GSF

114 Western Avenue

Completely renovated in 2019, 114 Western Avenue (opening fall 2020) houses classrooms, SEAS administrative offices, and a University childcare center.

  • Renovated: 2019
  • Architects: Baker Design Group
  • Program: Classrooms; Administration and Staff; Childcare Center
  • Areas/Offices: Academic Affairs; Communications; Events; Finance; Human Resources
  • Gross SF: 80,000