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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

“…a building that represents the culmination of this wonderful new architecture of science laboratories, with views and light, a place where people can spend 16 hours a day engaged in work they are passionate about, with the kind of organization that promotes the interaction that makes modern science work optimally.”

- Harold Varmus, MD Former Director National Cancer Institute

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

360,000 gsf


LEED Gold Certified

Ellenzweig provided program verification, feasibility study, laboratory planning and design, architectural design, and construction administration services for the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. The program includes research and core laboratories for the Center for Cancer Research and engineers dedicated to cancer research, as well as lab support, vivarium, conference facilities, meeting spaces, cafeteria, offices, and administrative functions.


The design responds to MIT’s goals for the building and its site, which included: expansion to accommodate current research needs with the capacity and flexibility to accommodate change; promotion of interaction and to serve the larger MIT research community; support for the Institute’s interaction with the growing life sciences community including the Whitehead and Broad Institutes and the Biology Building; reinforcement of the public edge and pedestrian circulation along Main Street and to the Stata Center; reinforcement of the potential courtyard shared with Biology, Chemical Engineering, 16/56, and the Stata Center; and definition of the new campus entry from Kendall Square into the MIT complex.


Entrances at two major corners, Main and Ames and Main and Vassar Streets, provide a gateway to MIT from Kendall Square. The entry space between the Koch Institute building and the existing Biology Building has become the entry court not only for the building, but for MIT.


The design concept provides a distinct identity for the Institute as a part of the developing life sciences complex in Kendall Square. The massing and articulation of the building create a presence that harmonizes with the existing campus in scale and material palette.


The building achieved LEED Gold certification.