Science & Engineering Complex

Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)

150 Western Avenue

The Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) is most significant new building constructed by Harvard in a generation.

SEAS Administration and the labs and offices of approximately half of the SEAS faculty are housed in this building, along with student- and industry-facing departments, sloped and flexible flat classrooms, maker space and teaching labs, a library, café, dedicated space for student organizations, and extensive common space to encourage interaction and collaboration.

For more information about the building click-through our online virtual tour of the SEC.

  • Built: 2020
  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Program: Classrooms; Teaching Labs; Research Labs; Library; Faculty Offices; Administration and Staff; Student Offices; Research Staff; Undergraduate and Graduate Student Lounges, Café
  • Areas/Offices: Dean’s Office; Administration; Bioengineering; Computer Science; Data Science, and Computational Science and Engineering programs, some Electrical Engineering and Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering
  • Gross SF: 500,000 GSF