Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)

200 College Ave, Medford MA

It is the university’s engineering hub where engineering students attend classes and work on projects.

A gleaming five-story, glass-and-brick building that serves as an interdisciplinary teaching and research center, the SEC was built to foster collaboration between scientists and engineers from different departments and disciplines.

It houses 6 state-of-the-art research laboratories, 4 teaching labs for biology and engineering, and numerous classrooms. There are also a variety of social gathering spaces such as a café, an atrium, outdoor terraces, and multiple meeting rooms to help foster connections. The SEC is also home to the offices of professors. In addition, the SEC has set other precedents by being one of the most energy-efficient buildings of its kind in America (LEED certified).

Joyce Cummings Center (JCC)

177 College Ave, Medford MA

The Joyce Cummings Center located on College Ave is an academic hub for the departments of Computer Science, Data Intensive Studies, Economics, and Mathematics. The building has a variety of learning environments including classrooms, collaborative areas, offices, research spaces, and a Starbucks café on the lobby level.

The building’s design has key energy efficiency features including a transit oriented design, a rooftop solar array, light pollution reduction, and a white roof for heat island reduction. The building is critical to the growing fields of study at Tufts and allows for a larger conference space to host events for students, faculty, and community members.

Collaborative Learning & Innovation Center (CLIC)

574 Boston Ave, Medford MA

The Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC), located at 574 Boston Avenue, is a 95,000 square-foot structure that fosters and supports an inventive culture. This former furniture factory fulfills Tufts University’s vision to break down traditional barriers between disciplines with potential for collaboration.Faculty, students, and staff will find a building that balances a relaxed, warm atmosphere that encourages the organic, spontaneous nature of student activity with the serious and quieter labor of scholarly pursuits. CLIC provides both sophisticated, specialized classrooms and labs, and versatile shared spaces. These spaces afford the means for students to engage in dynamic research and learning experiences in public collaborative zones, in the classroom, and in active labs with hands-on projects.

NoLop Makerspace

200 College Ave, Medford MA

NoLop is a makerspace open to everyone at Tufts. Their goal is to keep students in the game long enough that students succeed in making something amazing. They do this by providing students with a large collection of well-maintained tools, teaching students to use those tools safely, guiding students in the larger iterative design process.

Bray Lab

The Bray Precision Advanced Learning Labs and Shops (Bray PALLS) are part of the Mechanical Engineering department with the goal to support student hands on learning. It contains collaborative spaces for curious members of the greater Tufts community seeking to bridge the gap between academic theory and professional practice. They encourage diverse perspectives, backgrounds and interests to understand problems from different angles. They teach a broad variety of methods across design, fabrication, and research. Bray PALLS continually evolves to meet the needs of their users and to incorporate emerging technologies giving students the agency to tackle complex problems of the modern world.

Usability Lab

The Human Factors Research Lab (HFRL) and Human Factors Usability Lab (HFUL) have a wide range of devices using for measuring, assessing, prototyping, and testing. In the HFRL, this includes devices for physical and digital prototyping and digital prototyping. Prototypes can be tested in the HFUL, which includes high-definition video and audio recording equipment for a more realistic testing environment.