Allston

Western Avenue
City Politics

Criticized for Lack of Transparency, Boston Redevelopment Authority Applies a Fresh Coat of Paint

Backed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the BRA is seeking a facelift after reforming its management structure, neighborhood planning, and community outreach.

If You Build It
Harvard Business School

Business School Breaks Ground on Klarman Hall

​With shovels and hardhats, members of Harvard Business School gathered at a small ceremony to break ground on what will eventually be Klarman Hall, a new “convening center” for students and faculty.

Soldiers Field Road
SEAS

Soldiers Field Road

Soldiers Field Road separates the University's main campus in Cambridge and Allston. Construction is resuming in the Allston campus after delays related to the 2008 financial crisis.

A Lone Wheel Loader
SEAS

A Lone Wheel Loader

A wheel loader bearing the Harvard crest sits idle on site construction for the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex. Two-thirds of the SEAS faculty is scheduled to move across the Charles in 2020.

Trash and Recycle
SEAS

Trash and Recycle

A collection of trash and recycle bins sit behind the construction site for the "Gateway project." Construction on the building will continue through 2016, though University administrators are unsure at this point whether to dedicate it for academic purposes, or use it as a “mixed use institutional building” as originally intended.

Constructing the Harvard Life Lab
SEAS

Constructing the Harvard Life Lab

A chain-link fence surrounds a sign for the Harvard Innovation Lab. The University is currently constructing the Harvard Life Lab, slated to open in September 2016, a modular biotech addition to the existing i-lab dedicated to supporting student research and enterprise in biotechnology.

The Harvard Innovation Lab
SEAS

The Harvard Innovation Lab

The Harvard Innovation Lab rests empty.

Allston at Night
SEAS

Allston at Night

The benches at One Western Avenue sits quiet at night. The project, occupying a prominent site at the southeast corner of the Harvard Business School campus, represented Harvard's first step as it expanded its campus in Allston.

Tata Hall
SEAS

Tata Hall

Tata Hall, a facility completed in December 2013, stands under the stars of the Allston night. The seven-story Harvard Business School building includes residential space, classrooms, and common areas for Executive Education participants.

A Lone Light at Tata Hall
SEAS

A Lone Light at Tata Hall

A lone light shines from Tata Hall on a Saturday night.

Soldiers Field Road
SEAS

Photo Essay: Allston

Crimson photographer Derek G. Xiao explores Allston, where two-thirds of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is scheduled to move to in 2020.

Allston Campus Rendering
City Politics

Harvard's $1 Billion Science Complex Approved by BRA

​The Boston Redevelopment Authority, the city's urban planning body​, unanimously voted to approve Harvard’s proposed $1 billion science and engineering complex on Thursday, nearly a decade after the agency gave its approval to the University’s first iteration of the building in 2007.

Editorials

The End of an Era

Administrators should consider student input before reshuffling class schedules as part of SEAS' impending relocation to Allston.

The Drop-Off
Allston

The Drop-Off

A Harvard University Allston shuttle makes a routine stop outside of Lamont Library Thursday evening.

The Drop-Off
Allston

Harvard-Allston Shuttle Bridges Expanding Campus

The Allston Campus Express shuttle's daily journey bears witness to Harvard’s recent expansion into Allston.