Harvard University, Harvard Innovation Lab/Batten Hall

Boston, MA | 2011

The Harvard Innovation Lab is a new model for collaboration and entrepreneurship that crosses all disciplines and a magnet with a campus-wide draw. Its design creates a catalyst for a robust culture of exploration and a program rich with team-based activities. Classrooms are complemented by a range of spaces that accommodate business incubators and entrepreneurs in residence while welcoming the surrounding community with social spaces and business support. The reconfigurable "garage-chic" environment conveys a sense of the possible, adapting to evolving technologies and uses that range from community meetings to collaborative project work.

The transformation of a former television studio into the Innovation Lab was completed on a highly expedited schedule, with just seven months from a dynamic workshop-based design process to the end of construction, opening at the start of the 2011-12 academic year.

The project is LEED Gold certified.

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i-lab intro from director Gordon Jones
Start-ups in the Innovation Lab - a Youtube video
Harvard Innovation Lab - a look inside


Shepley Bulfinch Team

Jim Chambers
Patricia DeLauri
Greta Eckhardt
Stephen Erwin
Mark Finneral
Tom Frohlichstein
Claire Gilbert
Krassi Kaltchev
Tom Kearns
Mike Lencioni
Kalyn Pavlinic
Gina Poppe
Joe Rondinelli
Peter Terrat
Dan Vlahos



  • Winner, Interior Design Magazine Best of Year (BOY) Awards, 2012

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