An art deco treasure located on MIT’s campus is getting a new life—and a new name—thanks to the vision and generosity of Morris ’52, SM ’53, ME ’55 and Sophie Chang.
The original home of the MIT Sloan School of Management and headquarters of the MIT Department of Economics, Building E52 will be officially dedicated and named the “Morris and Sophie Chang Building” in March 2016.
“MIT was the most important part of my formal education and had a profound impact on my life,” said Chang in a press release. “I have also long been an amateur economics student and an admirer of MIT’s economics department. My wife and I are proud to have our names associated with the Department of Economics and MIT Sloan.”
The renovation of E52 will restore the building’s detailed limestone and bronze façade. A reconfigured interior is designed to foster productive and collaborative work between students, faculty, and staff, while also reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
Morris Chang is the founding chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s largest chip manufacturer. A leader in the international semiconductor industry, Chang was recently named a “Business Person of the Year” by Fortune Magazine.
Read the full press release at MIT News.
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