With the assistance of the Faculty Space Committee, the department chairs, and the professional services of Payette, a leading architectural design firm in Boston, a great deal of progress has been made in developing a near term space plan for research. Work that remains includes discussion of a long-term plan for research, an approach that will solve the serious shortage of classrooms and student requests for more study space, and accommodation of other programmatic needs. This committee’s work necessarily follows the planning process of the other committees. Membership will include representatives from the MD, PHPD and Sackler educational programs as well as those involved in supporting faculty research.