The Engine Accelerator Offices – Cambridge

  • Client The Engine,
  • size 26,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services,
  • SGA developed the design for The Engine, a new accelerator facility for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    SGA, a tech-forward architecture and interior design firm based in Boston and New York, is pleased to announce they have designed The Engine for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The SGA team completely renovated the interior of a classic Cambridge building into a lab for transformative technologies.

    The 26,000 square-foot innovation hub is located in Kendall Square, ground zero for chemical research and often referred to as “the most innovative square mile on the planet,” referring to the high concentration of entrepreneurial start-ups and reputation for innovation. The development accelerator will serve students, professors, and local entrepreneurs committed to societal impact through scientific and technological breakthroughs.

    The Engine, jointly backed by MIT and additional venture capital funding, including Massachusetts luminaries such as Robert Kraft, will support “tough” technologies, ones that are slow to develop and often take years to bring in revenue, including robotics, manufacturing, medical devices, and energy. Located at 501 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA, it will provide technical facilities, financial stability, specialized equipment, streamlined business services, connections to influential alumni, and experts in a variety of fields, both in the main space and through an online marketplace. Startups with a revolutionary idea can apply to MIT to gain access to these facilities and services.

    Photography: Ari Burling