MIT Next House Dining

Cambridge, MA

Client

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Program

Total rehabilitation of 8,000 SF dormitory dining facility to create a social environment and multi-media conference center.

Challenge

Build new dining facility to better serve the surrounding dorms. Undertake construction with students living in close proximity. Create a revenue source above standard meal plans.

Solution

The new welcoming space focuses around materials “congruous with nature”. Seating arrangements create privacy and take advantage of the Boston skyline view. With seating for 25 and modern conferencing technology, the private dining room allows MIT to hold meetings on site.

Awards

Educational Interiors Showcase

Outstanding Project, 2004

American School and University