Wiesner building

The Wiesner Building houses the MIT Media Lab, the Center for Bits and Atoms (Neil Gershenfeld's lab) 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 known to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology community as either the Media Lab or 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".


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