University of Michigan Breaks Ground on Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

Published 11-14-2022
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

  • University of Michigan - Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

    Courtesy of the University of Michigan.

The University of Michigan broke ground in October of 2022 on the $145 million Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building in Ann Arbor. Fostering interdisciplinary exploration and convergence, the 163,000-gsf facility will collocate the School of Information and the College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Division. The technology-rich complex will feature research labs and reconfigurable classrooms for programs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and information privacy and security. Offering flexible environments for experiential learning and discovery, the four-story development will include maker labs, student project spaces, event venues, two large lecture halls, and a social staircase. The highly sustainable structure will leverage extensive glazing to transmit natural light to interior spaces. Completion is expected in summer of 2025.

Adjacent to the all-electric facility, a $20 million geo-exchange system with one hundred borings will supply heating and cooling for the project. Designed by SmithGroup in association with Strategic Energy Solutions, the installation will include a 4,000-sf auxiliary building that could also interconnect with subsequent geo-exchange systems as they are planned and built.

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