Important graduate work goes on inside and outside of the classroom. Here are some of BU’s most notable facilities, where discovery, performance, collaboration, and professional practice happen.

BioSquare Discovery & Innovation Center

BioSquare offers built-to-suit research facilities for leading life sciences companies to pursue discovery, innovation, and commerce. This 14-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot facility is adjacent to Boston Medical Center and the BU Medical Campus.

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre

The stunning Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre opened in 2018. The intent of the multifunctional space is clear: Create a 21st-century learning environment for the next generation of artists and engage audiences in an immersive experience. Contained within are state-of-the-art performing arts production and teaching spaces, design labs, and a black box studio theater with 250 seats. It is equipped for teaching lighting, sound, costume, and scenery design.

Boston Medical Center (BMC)

BMC is the primary teaching hospital for Boston University School of Medicine, and provides a full range of pediatric and adult care while serving as New England’s largest safety-net hospital and the region’s largest provider of trauma and emergency services.

BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

The BUild Lab is a coworking space for new ventures and collaborative projects. It’s also home to many Innovate@BU programs and a staff who can point you in the right direction of innovation resources across the University and city of Boston. Centrally located on the Charles River Campus, the BUild Lab is your on-campus collaboration space and information center.

Judson B. Coit Observatory

The Judson B. Coit Observatory is located at 725 Commonwealth Avenue on the Charles River Campus. This astronomical observatory is used throughout the year by undergraduate and graduate courses of the Department of Astronomy, and for observing projects of the Boston University Astronomical Society. The observatory holds public open nights throughout the year.

Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC)

This impressive 15,000-square-foot makerspace is located in the heart of BU’s Charles River Campus, and is open not only to engineering students but all members of the BU community. At EPIC, you can learn the skills necessary to design and build your own ideas, gain hands-on experience in design, prototyping, and small-scale manufacturing with cutting-edge equipment.

Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

The center is a major resource for researchers, biographers, and historians, and contains works in the fields of literature, criticism, journalism, drama, music, film, civil rights, diplomacy, and national affairs, with substantial holdings dating back to the sixteenth century, and a collection of over 140,000 rare books. The center specializes in contemporary public figures, but includes documents of United States presidents and the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as papers relating to the areas of military history, eighteenth-century Americana, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franz Liszt, and letters and works from monarchs, writers, and major historical figures.

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is a $200 million, cutting-edge facility dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat emerging infectious diseases. We emphasize the high-containment core facilities, as these are the most urgently needed and least available nationwide.

Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering

The Kilachand Center brings together key researchers to conduct groundbreaking collaborative research. These life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus are targeting life-changing developments in the fields of human health, environment, and energy.

Zimmerman Family Social Activation Center

Advertising, public relations, and journalism students have a social media analytics lab at their fingertips with the Zimmerman Center. Monitor content and trends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms with a full suite of software. Students can use these research tools to develop consumer insights, track breaking news, and gauge audience responses in real time.