Novartis constructed a 550,000 square foot $600M campus of lab, office and retail space at 181 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA, across the street from the global headquarters for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in the historic NECCO building.
The project features were the addition of two new buildings and the renovation of a third building that exists on the site. Skanska USA Building is the construction manager and renowned designer Maya Lin developed the overall campus plan and one of the new buildings. Toshiko Mori designed the other new building.
In addition to new lab and office space the expanded campus will also bring vibrancy to the area with 8,000 square feet of street-level retail space that will help link Kendall and Central Squares.