MIT Simon's Building (Building 2)
Client | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project Location | Cambridge, MA
Project Size | 100,000 s.f.
Date of Completion | Summer 2016
Budget | $20 million
Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award (2016)
Certificate of Preservation Merit from the City of Cambridge Historical Commission (2010)
In 2010, Wessling Architects was selected as the designer for MIT's Historic Limestone Façade and Steel Window Restoration Pilot Project for Building 2 which is part of their Main Group of Buildings. Working with MIT and the Construction Manager, the Pilot Project was completed during the fall of 2010 and was awarded the Certificate of Preservation Merit from the City of Cambridge's Historical Commission.
In 2012, Wessling Architects began a comprehensive existing conditions evaluation for the complete Limestone Façade Restoration, Steel Window Replication, and Roof Replacement for the remainder of Building 2. The restoration project complied with the National Park Service Department of the Interior Historic Preservation guidelines and earned LEED certification.
In 2016, MIT's Simon Building (formerly Building 2) received the Cambridge Historic Commission Preservation Award for the restoration and preservation of its limestone façade and soaring windows.