MIT Museum, 314 Main St.
Description: The new building at 314 Main Street will reflect the culture of innovation found at MIT and throughout Kendall Square. The building will be home to the MIT Museum, the MIT Press bookstore, Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences research unit, and a mix of other tenants that will come together under one roof to experience the power of proximity. Occupying three floors of the building, the new MIT Museum will feature galleries designed by local architects Höweler and Yoon and new collections curated by experts on MIT-based invention. The Museum will be free for Cambridge residents in its new location. The lobby will integrate the Museum with the MIT Press bookstore and a new café that will spill out to a plaza and green space. The building features significant interventions to improve energy and water efficiency, including glazing, water re-use and low-flow systems, and a chilled beam system.
Scope of Work: For this project Fenagh performed structural steel inspections, magnetic particle testing, and concrete testing. Learn more about Fenagh’s services here.