The Ragon Institute was founded at MGH, MIT and Harvard with two goals. First, to contribute to an accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and secondly, to serve as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology.
To that end, through the generous funding by Susan and Terry Ragon, the Institute has emerged since 2009 as a leader in its field. To accommodate its growth, the institute has established a 70,000 SF headquarters in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Occupying four floors of an existing concrete mid-rise built circa 1970, the program calls for a mix of offices and lab space and supporting public amenities. The design was developed in collaboration and partnership with Linea Five Architects (Richard Radville RA). The photographs above were taken by photographer Peter Vanderwarker.