The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering includes the following laboratory and office facilities. In addition to facilities on the Boston campus, a significant expansion of facilities on the Burlington Campus is completed with the construction of the Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS Laboratory) at the George J. Kostas Center for Homeland Security. The department facilities include:

4th Floor of Snell Engineering Center:

  • Department headquarters, all offices for faculty, staff, and visitors, conference rooms
  • 38-seat undergraduate computer/design studio
  • CEE graduate student and post-doctoral associate offices
  • CEE coastal resilience laboratory
  • Environmental chemistry/process laboratory with two walk-in environmental chambers
  • Environmental analytical laboratory
  • Environmental biotechnology laboratory
  • Geoenvironmental engineering laboratory

Ground Floor of Snell Engineering Center:

  • CEE Innovation Studio (new in 2022)
  • Teaching laboratories for surveying, construction materials, structures, fluids, soil mechanics, and environmental engineering, including a range of equipment for laboratory instruction
  • CEE infrastructure engineering laboratory
  • CEE sensor technology laboratory
  • Shake table for dynamic simulation
  • Seismic monitoring station
  • Fully outfitted and staffed machine shop

Egan Research Center

Egan Engineering Research Center

  • Environmental organic chemistry laboratory
  • Environmental sensors laboratory (new in 2018)


118a Mugar Hall

  • Environmental ecosystems laboratory (new in 2017)

057 Richards Hall

  • ASCE student groups work areas (new in 2016)

229 Cullinane Hall

  • Clean Air Smart City and Digital Earth (CASCADE) Laboratory

233 Forsyth Building

  • Wind tunnel testing facility

301A and 301C Ell Hall

  • CEE graduate student and post-doctoral associate offices

423 and 443 Cushing Hall

  • CEE visiting scholar offices (new in 2017)

538 Holmes Hall

  • CEE graduate student and post-doctoral associate offices (new in 2018)

501 Stearns Hall

400-403 Belvedere Place

  • Smart Cities Laboratory (new in 2021)

George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington

George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

STReSS Laboratory

Kostas Research Institute

UAS facility

Marine Science Center

Marine Science Center, Northeastern University Campus in Nahant

  • Environmental sensors laboratory (new in 2016)
  • Coastal Hazard Assessment, Mitigation, and Prediction (CHAMP) Laboratory, (new in 2018)

Marine Science Center