MIT Great Dome and Barker Library

Cambridge, MA

Type of project: Preservation
Duration of Project: 6 months
Square footage: 5,000 sf
Partners: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Noteworthy: Great Dome is the most iconic building on the MIT campus, serving as the symbol of the campus itself. This painstaking preservation addressed color, light, and sound as early 20th-century craft met 21st-century technology. In addition to the interior restoration, a weather skylight was placed atop the dome.

Recognition: Cambridge Historical Commission 2013 Cambridge Preservation Award / Building Design+Construction’s Reconstruction Awards Bronze Award / Illuminating Engineering Society’s Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design