This evening, Harvard University shared news about the future of the Health and Life Science Center in Allston. At a meeting of the Harvard Allston Task Force, the University announced that scientists focused on stem cell science and bioengineering will co-locate in a new building, which will be designed to maximize science square footage with flexible, state-of-the-art labs, and will also feature space for teaching, learning, and innovation.
In addition to sharing the programmatic components envisioned for the Health and Life Science Center, the University outlined next steps toward resuming construction on the site. Space planning specialists and architects will be engaged to review the configuration of the physical structure and details about the new building – size, scale, footprint – will be determined in the coming months.
Additional details about programmatic components and next steps for the Health and Life Science Center are available at http://www.evp.harvard.edu/allston. The University was also pleased to announce that Samuels and Associates has been selected to work with Harvard, the City of Boston, and the Allston community on the planning and development of a residential and retail commons in Barry’s Corner. Samuels will be formally introduced at the Harvard Allston Task Force meeting scheduled for June 27.