Barkow Leibinger / Sasaki
Richmond So Engineers
Haley & Aldrich
Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture
Lee Kennedy Co. Inc.
Harvard Campus Services Capital Projects
Harvard University’s ArtLab will serve as a hub of art innovation. It will feature spaces that allow Harvard faculty, students, and visiting artists to cross media and academic boundaries to explore possibilities in sensory experience and social cognition. It will further amplify the importance of arts-practice research and collaboration at Harvard, and will host exhibitions and performances, bringing together Harvard, its growing Allston campus, and the community.
The 9,000 square foot building is organized as a one-story pinwheel plan with a series of artist studio spaces, common space and exhibition, workshop, and video and sound engineering spaces which surround a common hub space at the center. The building is intended to be light and industrial and will include a welcoming, publicly-accessible outdoor space to complement the collaboration and making that will take place inside.