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Stata Center lawsuit amicably resolved

Joint statement issued today
The Ray and Maria Stata Center
The Ray and Maria Stata Center
Photo: Andy Ryan

The following is a joint statement from MIT, Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Skanska USA Building Inc.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Skanska USA Building Inc. are pleased to report that they have amicably resolved a lawsuit regarding the Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences at MIT. 

The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry as a space that champions collaborative research and discovery at MIT and embodies MIT’s intellectual adventurousness and creative spirit. “MIT is enormously proud of Frank’s design and our ongoing relationship with him,” said Professor Rodney Brooks of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a major occupant of the Stata Center. “The building has had a huge impact on campus life, fulfilling the many missions we brought to Frank at the outset of the design process. It provides highly functional and extraordinarily pleasant spaces for creative interaction.”  

Mr. Gehry said, “I am pleased that we have come to a constructive resolution on this matter. I am gratified to see students and faculty using the building the way it was intended to be used. This is the most important thing to me — that the building works for those who use it on a daily basis.”

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