It’s All Connected
WPI’s newest building is a state-of-the-art academic and research facility that will foster and enhance interdisciplinary connections and collaboration across campus. It provides a base for a community of WPI faculty, researchers, and students focused on the connected world to come together––along with partners from industry, government, and academia––to develop integrated solutions with computational methods and smart design to some of the world’s most pressing problems in health, energy, transportation, and the built environment.
Also included in the facility are versatile learning spaces that can be configured in multiple ways to inspire learning through doing; flexible research, collaborative, and graduate student space designed to bring great minds together to solve important problems; and faculty offices to support faculty expansion and maintain the teaching and learning environment for which WPI is well known.
Located on the current Boynton Street parking lot down the hill from the Gordon Library, the building will also feature an integrated Student Academic Services Center, which will conveniently connect students with the support and guidance they need to help them succeed, both personally and academically, throughout their WPI journey––and beyond.
The new building will also improve navigation and accessibility from Boynton Street to the top of the hill and help create strong, direct connections between WPI’s main campus, its eastern residential area, and its academic programs and centers at Gateway Park.
The 100,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in January 2022.