Wiesner building

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Wiesner Building

The Wiesner Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts houses the MIT Media Lab, the Center for Bits and Atoms (Neil Gershenfeld's lab), the Department of Architecture's Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT, formerly the Visual Arts Program), the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) program and the List Visual Arts Center. It was designed by I.M. Pei & Partners. It is named in honor of former MIT president Jerome Wiesner and his wife Laya and was dedicated in 1985.

The Wiesner Building is also known to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology community as Building E15. The building's exterior has a tile-like look which has been the target of a number of hacks (pranks) by MIT's students. Because of the sterile look of the tile, the building is sometimes referred to as the "Pei Toilet".[1]


Coordinates: 42°21′39.1″N 71°5′15.8″W / 42.360861°N 71.087722°W / 42.360861; -71.087722