Allston

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Business School Names First HBS Building after a Woman, Asian American

​Harvard Business School officials dedicated the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center last week, marking the first time in Harvard’s history that a campus building has been named after a woman and a person of Asian-American descent.

Construction Skyline
College

Construction Skyline

Construction Skyline
College

6,700 and Not Counting

As Harvard approaches the opening of a new campus in Allston, some administrators are weighing in on whether Harvard should expand its undergraduate population.

College

Harvard Could Increase Size of Student Body, FAS Dean Says

​Harvard could expand its undergraduate enrollment and construct new Houses in Allston in the future, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said in an interview Thursday.

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.