The Engine is a new accelerator jointly backed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and additional venture capital funding, The Engine supports “tough” technologies, ones that are slow to develop and often take years to bring in revenue, including robotics, manufacturing, medical devices, and energy. It provides technical facilities, financial stability, specialized equipment, streamlined business services, connections to influential alumni, and experts in a variety of fields both in the main space and through an online marketplace. Startups with a revolutionary idea can apply to gain access to these facilities and services.
As a firm, SGA embodies tech-forward design that redefines how projects are visualized and delivered. For this innovative commission, SGA renovated the interior of a classic Cambridge building into a lab for transformative technologies. To help MIT envision the space and expedite stakeholder decisions, SGA’s designers virtually rendered The Engine’s reception, café and training areas.
Client Massachusetts institute of technology
Location Cambridge, MA
Area 26,000 square feet