SEC Exterior

Harvard owns more land in Boston than in Cambridge, and the University’s footprint in the Allston neighborhood has rapidly expanded. SEAS is the primary occupant of the 500,000+ square foot Science and Engineering Complex (SEC).

The SEC features state-of-the-art classrooms, active learning labs, maker space, faculty labs, community space and a café. Green design makes it one of the most environmentally sustainable facilities of its kind. The SEC and the classroom and administrative office building at 114 Western Ave. are located across the street from the Harvard Business School campus, the Harvard Innovation Lab, Life Lab, and ArtLab.

Allston houses the SEAS Bioengineering, Computer Science, Data Science, and Computational Science and Engineering programs, some Electrical Engineering and Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering faculty, and most SEAS administrative offices.

The immediate neighborhood is also the future home of an expansive innovation campus that will include lab and office space for technology- and life science-focused startups and mature companies, market-rate housing, and a hotel and conference center. 

Online Tours

Virtually tour our campus in Allston.

Private Tours

Harvard Student Agencies provides tours of the Science and Engineering Complex, which can be arranged using this form  ( or by contacting

Allston Buildings