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Santa Clara University opened the $253.5 million Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation in September of 2021.
Washington State University Tri-Cities opened the $30 million Collaboration Hall in Richland in September of 2021.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opened a $29 million academic building in September of 2021 in Terre Haute, Ind.
With its Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, Santa Clara University has bridged the stark divide between the entrepreneurial mindset of its Silicon Valley neighbors and the steadfastness typically found in academia. Colleges and universities frequently borrow ideas from, and sometimes consult with, the companies they hope will hire their graduates. Santa Clara took it one step further by involving the corporate donor in every phase of the design. The result is a facility—featuring student-driven project spaces, interconnected and accessible faculty work areas, and collaborative teaching and research environments—that represents the expectation of Silicon Valley for its graduates to be ready to work across disciplines and on integrated teams.
Carnegie Mellon University is constructing a $75 million replacement facility for the Alan Magee Scaife Hall of Engineering in Pittsburg.
The University of California, Irvine opened the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building in February of 2021.
California State University, Chico dedicated the $101 million Science Building in March of 2021.
Western Colorado University opened the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering in Gunnison in January of 2021.
The University of California, Santa Barbara opened the $56 million Henley Hall in December of 2020.
Stanford University dedicated the $210 million Biomedical Innovation Building in November of 2020 in Palo Alto, Calif.