Harvard University Allston Campus

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Quinn Valcich



Harvard University's campus straddles the Charles River, with facilities in both Boston and Cambridge. The Allston Campus in the northwestern part of Boston is within walking distance to Harvard Square and is home to Harvard Business School, graduate student residences, athletic facilities, and . Since 2006 Harvard has been planning an expansion of the Allston Campus. Projects completed so far include the Harvard Innovation Lab, Life Lab, and ArtLab. The Science and Engineering Complex opening in 2021 will house the the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and anchor major new academic facilities to be built in the future. Harvard University filed its most recent Institutional Master Plan (IMP) for the Allston Campus in 2013. The document includes plans for continued revitalization of Barry's Corner, a campus and community vision, a new network of green spaces, plans to improve the public realm and streetscapes, a strategy to promote environmental sustainability, pedestrian access improvements, improved transportation networks, and community benefits. Note that Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus (ERC), planned for a 36-acre area across Western Avenue from Harvard Business School, is not part of the Institutional Master Plan. A partnership between Harvard and commercial developers, this area will receive its zoning and entitlements through separate mechanisms. Likewise, Harvard owns significant additional land in Allston that is also not included in the IMP, which is a planning and zoning mechanism specifically for institutional (in this case academic) projects.
Land Square Feet: 8,140,067 ft2