Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Cannon Design (firm); Gehry Partners, LLP (firm); Mau, Bruce, Design Incorporated (firm); Skanska USA Building Incorporated (firm); Frank Owen Gehry (architect); Bruce Mau (graphic designer)

Dates: constructed 1998-2004

Cambridge, MA

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420,000 square foot building constructed to house an interdisciplinary group of departments: computer science, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and philosophy; opened to the media on 5/5/2004; design: 1998-2001; construction: 2001-2004; Design Partner: Frank Gehry; Project Partner: Jim Glymph; Project Designer: Craig Webb; Project Architect/Project Partner: Marc Salette; Assistant Project Designer: Rachel Allen; Assistant Project Architect: Larry Tighe; Assistant Project Architect: David Rodriguez; Associated Architects: CANNON Design; Project Manager: Debi McDonald; Structural Consultants: John A. Martin And Associates; Exterior Enclosure Consultant: Martin/Martin and ABS; Local Structural Engineer: CBI Consulting; Lighting Consultant: ag Licht GbR; Mechanical Engineers: Vanderweil Engineers; Acoustic and Audio-Visual Engineers: McKay, Conant, Brook; Exterior Enclosure: Gordon H. Smith Company; Landscape Architects: Olin Partnership; Civil Engineer: Judith Nitsch Engineering; Signage: Bruce Mau Design; General Contractor: Skanska USA; Stata Center covers 2.8 acres; according to GA Document, 8/2004, p.16, the Stata Center has 720,000 square feet;

In 11/2007, MIT sued Gehry for damages indicating that the building had roof leaks, drainage problems, and mold on its exterior. Snow and ice on the exterior have posed problems for pedestrians trying to enter the Stata Center. This controversy received wide notice in the press.

PCAD id: 2419