Vibrant Office Campus Enhances Innovative Environment of Kendall Square
A part of MIT’s real estate holdings in Kendall Square, the new Pfizer Campus strives to enhance the innovative environment the university fosters across its portfolio. Halvorson developed the Watson Courtyard at the center of this two-building campus as a pedestrian-friendly amenity space for biotech, science and technology workers, as well as a growing number of Kendall Square residents in this 18-hour community. Through a series of pathways, bench seating and plantings, the site responds to the architecture of the buildings and serves as a gathering space for employees. The campus achieved LEED Gold status and features a rain garden, which filters and manages the site’s storm water. Along the Main Street edge, Halvorson incorporated a streetscape that complements the active retail spaces.