Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 4 Classroom Renovations
MDS has designed and implemented more than three dozen new and renovated classrooms and lecture halls for MIT. These improvement projects are part of a campus-wide upgrade program initiated by the Registrar’s Office to provide high-tech resources to support faculty in new pedagogical initiatives. In Building 4, we created two new back-to-back, state-of-the-art, tiered lecture halls in a space formerly occupied by an outdated office and lecture complex.
The new lecture halls, one with tablet-arm chairs, the other with swivel-mounted seats at continuous fixed tables, incorporate complete audio-visual and computer presentation technology, custom-designed faculty computer consoles, and network, data, and electrical power connections at each seat. The classrooms are also equipped with motorized presentation screens, MIT's traditional wall-mounted stacking chalkboards for maximum writing capacity, and contemporary finishes. Lighting design integrates general room lighting, dimmable note-taking lighting, chalkboard illumination to allow simultaneous screen projection, and easy-to-use centralized controls.