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Final OK for Science and Engineering Complex in Allston

BRA approval clears path for work to begin this summer

The Science and Engineering Complex at Harvard University will house students and faculty from the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences when it opens in 2020. (Rendering courtesy of Behnisch Architekten.)

Harvard University has received unanimous final approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its planned Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) in Allston. The SEC will house approximately two-thirds of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) when it opens in 2020 and will be among the most cutting-edge teaching and research facilities in the country — featuring laboratories, classrooms, and related teaching and research space.

The building, located across from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Innovation Labs cluster and adjacent to the emerging enterprise research campus, will be used by more than 900 undergraduates on any given day. In addition, it will be home to more than 400 SEAS graduate students, more than 450 researchers, and initially, as many as 80 faculty members.

“Receiving this approval for the Science and Engineering Complex represents an exciting milestone for Harvard and for SEAS,” said Dean Francis J. Doyle III. “We are one step closer to the day when our faculty, students, and researchers will occupy one of the world’s most advanced academic science and engineering facilities. We look forward to SEAS becoming an important anchor to the region’s newest cluster of innovation and discovery.”

Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

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