The Engine – Wise Construction

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Engine

High-tech build-out of incubator space to support MIT’s young entrepeneurs. With top names providing funding and sitting on the board, this high-profile space needed to be completed meticulously and quickly. Wise built-out the space in record time featuring lab space, maker space, and specialized equipment connections such as 3D printing and prototype creation capabilities. Conversion of core/shell space with tenant-specific build out for lab and office space suited for immediate research needs, future growth, and flexibility. Installation of structural supports and dunnage to a replaced roof system allowed for two new RTU and exhaust systems to feed lab and office space needs. Upgraded electrical to 400 amp along with a tempered water system were also included.

Market Sector


Massachusetts Institute of Technology





Square Footage

24,000 SF

Key Features

Office, Occupied Renovation, Laboratory


Add all new base building infrastructure and systems to an existing Type III building to provide a fast-paced turnover in 16 weeks


Lean construction approach, as well as close coordination, scheduling and pre-purchasing


Meeting the aggressive schedule allowed for future marketability and opportunity to immediately begin anchor tenant growth endeavors


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