On Tuesday, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the federal government has made “the initial selection of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the Exchange Partner for the Volpe Project. The next step of the process will be the joint selection of the Design Team by the federal government and the Exchange Partner for the new federal facility.”

Israel Ruiz, MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer, spoke with MIT News about what the government’s announcement may mean for MIT and its role in shaping the future of the Volpe Center, a 14-acre federal property in Kendall Square. He also described what is now known about the path ahead, and the principles that will guide MIT’s involvement with the Volpe property.

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