Boston University Plans Data Sciences Center

Published 11-12-2018
  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center
  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center
  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center
  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center
  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center

    Courtesy of KPMB Architects.

  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center

    Courtesy of KPMB Architects.

  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center

    Courtesy of KPMB Architects.

  • Boston University - Data Sciences Center

    Courtesy of KPMB Architects.

Boston University will begin construction in spring of 2020 on the 350,000-sf Data Sciences Center. The 17-story facility will be located on the Charles River Campus and will collocate the departments of statistics, mathematics, and computer science. The center will feature terraced platforms with whiteboard walls and a collaboration ramp to promote interaction and innovation. The structure is comprised of a four-story podium topped by 13 floors, with MEP systems located in additional basement and penthouse levels. The Hariri Institute, an interdisciplinary research center, will occupy four floors of the building, which will also provide learning labs, classrooms, meeting spaces, and administrative offices. The facility is being designed by KPMB Architects to meet BU's Climate Action Plan and will feature advanced building systems and sustainable technologies.