245 Beacon Street is a 150,000-sq. ft, state-of-the-art science facility in the heart of the Boston College campus, featuring The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, the Departments of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. The centerpiece of Boston College's $300 million strategic investment in the sciences, 245 Beacon Street officially opened on January 18, 2022. 

245 Beacon Street Features

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science in Society

The Human-Centered Engineering Department

The Shea Center for Entrepreneurship

The Computer Science Department

Research and office space for 22 principal investigators

Maker spaces for student prototyping research

Teaching labs with computer science robotics & data visualization space

Collaboration Commons for faculty and students

A clean room

Classrooms and an auditorium

Video Tour

Join BC students Margaret Hynes '25, Charles Coughlin '26, and Sancia Sehdev '25 on a tour of 245 Beacon Street, the centerpiece of Boston College's $300 million strategic investment in the sciences.

245 Beacon Street will quickly emerge as a hub for student and faculty engagement at the intersections of Boston College's varied strengths in the disciplines and the frontiers of science and technology. Its arrival on campus is cause for celebration.
David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculties


Academic leaders praise BC's new hub for science, engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship.

There is general excitement that there is something really new here and something that is going to make an impact, both on campus and in the world. You can sense that when you walk in the building.
Tom Chiles, Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning

Human-Centered Engineering at BC

The openness of 245 Beacon Street helps entice collaborations, especially from different academic departments The goal is to enable the development of solutions to the problems facing humanity.
Glenn Gaudette, Engineering Department Chair
The Schiller Institute's state-of-the-art laboratory and convening spaces are catalyzing ground-breaking research the Institute is supporting to fight the effects of climate change, spur the transition to renewable energy sources, and protect public health.
Laura Steinberg, Schiller Institute Executive Director