Harvard to build stem-cell center in Allston

Harvard to build stem-cell center in Boston's Allston section - Boston.com
Harvard University plans to build a 500,000 square foot complex for stem cell research and other science initiatives in Boston's Allston section. Harvard has chosen a German architectural firm, Behnisch Architects, and a site for the complex, which will house the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Several other cross-departmental science initiatives also will be housed at the site on Western Avenue, east of the intersection at North Harvard and next to the studios of public radio and television broadcaster WGBH. Harvard hopes to break ground on the new building in 2007. In other related developments, Harvard will soon propose an alternative site to Charlesview for their possible relocation. The new potential site tries to address criteria set forth by Charlesview.

Behnisch Architects were the architects for the new Genzyme building in Kendall Square.

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