South Coast Improvement Company announced the start of four new projects on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, continuing their long term working relationship with this globally recognized school. These four projects consist of facility upgrades that will have a significant impact not only on the students and faculty, but on the Institution as a whole. The projects consist of two specialized laboratories, office spaces, and their main campus bookstore.
Building 46 at the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex is the largest neuroscience center in the world. It is LEED-Silver certified meaning it has achieved at least 50 points of certification constituted by the Green Building Council. South Coast Improvement will be reconfiguring existing office space to accommodate a greater number of offices. This begins with the installment of new walls and includes all of the finishes that will keep the style, functionality and LEED certification of the building in-tact.
South Coast Improvement will also be constructing a laboratory with expectations to be completed by late fall. The Marelli Lab is being constructed to serve the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. A conference room will be renovated as a wet lab to satisfy unique requirements for research conduction and include highly specialized systems and equipment.
Additionally, South Coast Improvement will reconfigure a large storage space into a specialized holding room at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. This sensitive work environment requires that all personnel pass through the existing and operational laboratory space to reach the construction area.
The MIT Press Bookstore is a fast track full tenant fit out of a 2,500 square foot building where the current bookstore will relocate to. Currently the bookstore is located at 292 Main Street, across from the Marriot Hotel and the MIT Coop. The bookstore does offer a vast selection of retail books, and the majority of publications you will find are those published by MIT. Some of the genres of academic titles you will find here include Art & Architecture, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Economics, Finance & Business, Environmental Science, Political Science, and many more. The increased space and updated furnishing and finishes will accommodate an expanding selection of publications and a newly immersive experience for the visitors- which is also expected to grow.
This bestowment is an incredible opportunity for South Coast Improvement Company, earned over years of impressive work. South Coast Improvement has grown immensely in a short amount of time, exhibiting expertise and demanding presence in the education sector of the commercial construction industry. These projects are a true testimony to how this company has achieved such success, and will serve as major assets in their expansive portfolio of work.