Innovation Campus Burlington Massachusetts (ICBM)

Northeastern University, Burlington, MA

Research Institute


Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus Burlington Massachusetts (ICBM) is housed on the grounds of a decommissioned Nike missile base. This innovation campus is focused on conducting research through funding and partnership with a variety of U.S. Government agencies and private business ventures, among them Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Research Labs, U.S. Air Force, Raytheon, and Rogers Corporation, among others.

A new building was built as a shell for future labs (the Kostas Research Institute, pictured at right in the graphic above), when Northeastern University purchased the property. Jones Architecture has been routinely called upon to provide design and planning for many sensitive and complex project types in both the new building and existing campus buildings (Elliott Hall and the Barracks Building). Project types include a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) or “Drone” lab, various research labs and office spaces. Some of the spaces are being designed to be ready for partners from industry and government. These spaces will have infrastructure in place to become wet and dry lab, or research office and meeting rooms depending on user needs.



Completed: 2016 – ongoing

Size: Varies

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