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Science & Engineering Complex

Science & Engineering Complex

150 Western Avenue

Planned for completion in 2021, the Science and Engineering Complex (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 spring 2021), 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: 2021
  • 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
Science & Engineering Complex Elevations
SEC Lobby Floorplan