New Research Building (NRB)


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Welcome to the New Research Building.

This is Harvard’s largest building. And breakthroughs happen here every day. From interrogating the genome to unlocking the mysteries of the immune system, it takes place here in the NRB. But it has yet to be named.

Situated in the heart of Harvard's campus in the Longwood Medical Area, the 525,000-square-foot NRB is a stone's throw to many of HMS's renowned affiliated hospitals and research institutions. The breathtaking glass building houses 800 researchers in state-of-the-art labs and convenes the world’s foremost scientists working to solve the biggest medical challenges of our time.

Signature Naming Opportunities


$50 million

Genetics or Immunology Research Pavilions
Genetics or Immunology Research Pavilions

$10 million each

NRB Cafe

$3 million

NRB Rotunda

$3 million

NRB Courtyard

$2 million



Curiosity is King

NRB at night

Invest in the future of medicine.

Make a gift to name the NRB or one of its signature spaces.

Fast Facts
  • 525,000 square feet
  • Largest building on Harvard’s campus
  • 16 floors
  • In the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area
  • 800 researchers
  • Home to the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, hosting 470 events annually
  • 2,000+ visitors daily
  • Houses the Departments of Genetics and Microbiology and Immunobiology
  • 7,217 glass panels

Contact us in confidence to learn more:

Sandy Sedacca
Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations
(617) 384-8492

Patrick Rooney
Director of Development, Principal and Major Gifts
(617) 384-5306