The Broad Institute Plans New Cutting-Edge Research Facility in Cambridge, MA
The Broad Institute today marks the groundbreaking of its newest research facility at 75 Ames Street in Kendall Square, which will enable the organization to continue and enhance its work by providing a contiguous space for researchers to come together to tackle the most critical challenges in biomedicine. AV Helpdesk has been engaged to design the cutting-edge audiovisual systems that will be instrumental in facilitating this collaborative research environment.
The Broad’s research operations are currently housed in multiple locations throughout the Kendall Square area, including its main building at 7 Cambridge Center as well as leased spaces at three nearby locations. The new 75 Ames Street building will extend the institute’s campus by adjoining the current 7 Cambridge Center site. Such continuity between buildings will help maintain key scientific adjacencies and, importantly, establish new ones — connections that are the lifeblood of the institute’s collaborative, team-driven research.
The construction of the Broad’s new 75 Ames Street building officially begins in January 2012 and is expected to be complete by early 2014. The building, designed by Elkus Manfredi architects, will encompass roughly 250,000 square feet, including 12 floors of research and office space, six of which will be connected to floors in the existing 7 Cambridge Center building.