Boston University Breaks Ground on Center for Computing & Data Sciences

Published 12-20-2019
  • 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
  • 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 - 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 broke ground on the $288 million Center for Computing & Data Sciences in December of 2019. Located on the Charles River Campus, the 19-story structure will comprise a four-story podium topped by 13 floors, with MEP systems located on additional basement and penthouse levels. Collocating the departments of statistics, mathematics, and computer science, the 350,000-sf building will include terraced platforms with whiteboard walls and a collaboration ramp to promote interaction and innovation. Designed by KPMB Architects, the center will provide learning labs, classrooms, meeting spaces, and administrative offices. The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering will occupy four floors. Supporting BU's Climate Action Plan, the sustainably designed facility will operate without using fossil fuels by leveraging advanced building infrastructure, 31 geothermal wells, and sophisticated shading technologies to optimize energy performance. The project team includes construction manager Suffolk Construction and Compass Project Management. Completion is expected by early 2023.

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