MIT.nano Wins 2019 Lab of the Year Award

Designed by Wilson HGA, MIT.nano—Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new state-of-the-art research building—has won the international 2019 Lab of the Year Award for excellence in research lab design, planning, and construction.


The world-class research spaces enhance the work of multiple groups from various disciplines. For instance, the core imaging facility contains highly precise microscopes requiring low vibration, acoustic, and electromagnetic interference; the chemistry teaching cluster offers a strong educational foundation in experimental chemistry; and the makerspace ties into MIT’s campus-wide network of makerspaces serving different disciplines.


The facility is one of the largest and most advanced research buildings ever constructed on the campus. The 216,000 square-foot building combines the Institute’s nanotechnology, materials, and engineering systems under a single roof to maximize collaboration and support nanoscale research that addresses global challenges in health, energy, computing, and more. The program includes class 100 and 1,000 cleanrooms, imaging suites, makerspace, and chemistry teaching laboratories.

Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Laboratory
Team Members

Wilson HGA team members included Abdalla Alabrahim Alfaraj, Bill Wilson (Principal-in-Charge), Breana Werner, Chris Martin, Christian Waters, Duo Yu, Iova Dineva, Jacob Werner, Jacqueline Camenisch, Jeff Puleo, Joe Morgan, Kathryn Grady, Kevin Triplett, Leena Ismail, Marcell Graeff, Mark Allen, Matt Leslie (Project Manager), Mike Bushert, Samir Srouji (Design Principal/Project Architect), and Scott Lebow (Project Manager).

East Lobby
About Lab of the Year

The Lab of the Year Awards program is sponsored by R&D MagazineLaboratory Design, and Laboratory Equipment of Advantage Business Marketing. The 53rd annual Lab of the Year Awards program honors the best new and renovated laboratories representing a range of lab types, including research, quality assurance/control, teaching, software development, environmental, clinical, energy, forensic and testing and standards.

To learn more about the design and construction of MIT.nano, click here.