Burton Conner Renewal Project

Burton Conner has reopened for the 2022-2023 academic year following renewal.

About the Project

Built in 1928, and serving as a residence hall at MIT since 1948, Burton Conner underwent a two-year renewal and reopened in August 2022.  The renewal was primarily for an extensive infrastructure and building systems update, which included modest updates to finishes and spaces.  Read this MIT News article to learn more about residential projects on campus.

In particular, the Burton Conner renewal project improved the building’s infrastructure and interior spaces to enhance the overall student experience.

  • The infrastructure project included:
    • New energy-efficient windows, renovated plumbing and heating systems, refreshed kitchens with new appliances, renovated suite bathrooms and improvements to existing public restrooms, life safety improvements, and accessibility upgrades;
    • New corridors that will connect the Burton and Conner sides of the residence on floors 2-5;
    • Updates to building amenities such as the gym, library, common spaces, and the bike-storage area;
    • A new makerspace and an accessible elevator (the two existing elevators will be improved); and
    • Refreshed indoor living spaces and finishes, as well as outdoor improvements to the building’s façade, lintels, and sills.

Burton Conner Transition Team & Burton Conner Reopening Committee

Roles & Responsibilities

The Transition Team and Reopening Committee served as a conduit for the BC community to register hopes, concerns, and questions about the renewal process. They also:

  • surfaced renewal-related issues
  • developed strategies to address the issues raised
  • worked through the logistics of relocation
  • provided input to the project plans as needed
  • ensured effective communication with the BC community



  • Sarah Aaronson, BC President (2023)
  • Ankita Devasia, BC Vice President (2023)
  • Alex Quach, BC Treasurer (2023)
  • Joey Alongi, BC Secretary (2024)
  • Yu Jing Chen (2022)
  • Liliana Vela (2022)
  • Cameron Kleiman (2023)
  • Emily Scherer (2023)
  • Claire Lu (2024)

House Team

  • Janelle Knox-Hayes, Head of House
  • Jarrod Hayes, Head of House
  • Kevin Erixson, Area Director

Division of Student Life

  • David Friedrich, Sr. Associate Dean for Housing & Residential Services
  • Judy Robinson, Sr. Associate Dean for Residential Education
  • Tasha Coppett, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Residential Life
  • Rich Hilton, Director of House Operations
  • Mary K. Liñan, Manager of Special Initiatives

Learn More


Email us at burtonconner-renewal@mit.edu

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