75-125 Binney Street, a 380,000 GSF development, is part of a world-class, build-to-suit science and technology campus located at the heart of Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The tenant floors of the buildings were designed for highly flexible lab and office use.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
75–125 Binney Street
Cambridge, MA / United States
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE
Life Sciences Laboratories, Offices
LEED-NC 2.2 Gold Registered
IN THE NEWS
Robert J. Schaeffner, FAIA, LEED AP
James H. Collins, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP
Barry Shiel, AIA
Christian Blomquist, AIA
Daniel Estes, AIA, LEED AP
Michael J. Quinn, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
Mary Gallagher, IIDA, LEED AP
Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow
Site Responsive Design
Occupying an entire city block, the building forms a critical juncture between the dense urban fabric of Kendall Square and the residential neighborhoods of East Cambridge. Larger scale laboratories line Binney Street, opposite the square, while lower scale offices face the neighborhoods across Rogers Street Park. The structural column spacing is optimized to support the ideal laboratory module above a 400-car, below-grade parking garage.
A Vibrant Atrium
Though 75-125 Binney Street started as two separate buildings, it was designed as a single development. A transparent, five-story entrance atrium connects the buildings. The atrium is an urban oasis, open to the public with a café, and its gardens, terraces, bridges and balconies weave public and private space together. Tenant lobbies, conference rooms and break-out spaces adjoin the atrium, creating a hub of activity.
Finely Tuned Facades
Strategically placed cut-outs in the south façade provide occupants on every floor with easy access to outdoor space. Each façade is unique, tuned in response to solar orientation, interior programming and urban context. The façades create depth and shadow, provide corner windows, create occasional balconies and intermittently open to the ground floor.
Photography: © Chuck Choi