Harvard University – Maxwell-Dworkin Hall

This building was a new computer science and electrical engineering building located in Harvard’s North Yard completed on a fast-track basis to meet its Fall opening deadline.

Client:   Harvard University
Designer:  Payette Associates
Size:  92,000 SF

Project Features

  • Earth retention systems included a full sheet cofferdam, and local dewatering to reconcile ground water levels at eighteen below grade.
  • Specialized sun shade system affixed to the South side of the building.
  • Computer science and electrical engineering technology.
  • Sophisticated MEP systems.
  • Three-story elevated bridge to connect the new building and existing complex.
  • Building was developed thanks to Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Balmer who decided to name the building their mothers’ maiden names: Maxwell (Bill Gates’ mom) and Dworkin (Steve Balmer’s mom).

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