Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) – one col

About the Science and Engineering Complex

The Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is most significant new building constructed by Harvard in a generation, housing approximately two-thirds of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). 

Located across from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Innovation Labs cluster and adjacent to the emerging Enterprise Research Campus, the SEC is among the most cutting-edge teaching and research facilities in the country. SEAS Administration and the labs and offices of approximately half of the SEAS faculty are housed in this building, along with student- and industry-facing departments, sloped and flexible flat classrooms, maker space and teaching labs, a library, café, dedicated space for student organizations, and extensive common space to encourage interaction and collaboration.

Opened to full capacity for the Fall 2021 semester, the building is now used by more than 900 undergraduates on any given day and is home to more than 400 SEAS graduate students, more than 450 researchers, and initially, as many as 80 faculty members.

  • Program: Classrooms; Teaching Labs; Research Labs; Library; Faculty Offices; Administration and Staff; Student Offices; Research Staff; Undergraduate and Graduate Student Lounges, Café
  • Areas/Offices: Dean’s Office; Administration; Bioengineering; Computer Science; Data Science, and Computational Science and Engineering programs, some Electrical Engineering and Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering
  • 500,000 square feet