The Campus & Cambridge
In 1916, MIT packed up the laboratories and classrooms scattered across Boston’s Back Bay and crossed the Charles River to its newly constructed campus in Cambridge. The vision was to create a set of contiguous spaces that would bring scientists and engineers together under one roof. And it was a big roof—the largest single building in the United States at the time. The vast concrete and limestone complex of the Cambridge campus went on to serve as a dynamic launching pad for one hundred years of MIT invention.
Photo: AboveSummit with Christopher Harting
In the century that followed the move to Cambridge, MIT pioneers in science and engineering, in the humanities and social sciences, in music and the visual arts changed the way the world works. Find out how the campus evolved to meet the demands of those inventors and the global challenges they faced. More
Photos courtesy of the MIT Museum and Wilson Architects