High Tech

Carnegie Mellon to Open First-Ever Academic Cloud Lab

New Facility Expected to Dramatically Improve Research Productivity and Reproducibility

Published 1-18-2023

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh is working in partnership with San Francisco-based Emerald Cloud Lab on a new $40 million facility that will house more than 200 discrete life science and chemistry research instruments, but very few human researchers, teachers, or students. Instead, the instruments and artificial intelligence tools within the new CMU Cloud Lab can be accessed remotely via the cloud from anywhere in the world to conduct experiments at any time of the day or night. The new 16,000-sf Cloud Lab will be housed in a CMU-owned building in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square, 10 minutes from the main campus. Construction is scheduled to conclude by May 2023 and to be fully operational by the fall 2023 semester.  

University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies 2022 - Fall

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX

At this conference you’ll get the latest space planning, facility design, and building construction solutions for higher education science, engineering, and advanced technology facilities.

Silicon Valley Vibe Permeates Higher Ed Building Design

University of Maryland Computer Science Facility Emphasizes ‘Hackathon’ Energy

Published 6-23-2021

A onetime University of Maryland student who struck it big in the tech industry returned to donate significant funding for a new computer science center—one that brings Silicon Valley facilities, visible building tech, and up-to-the-minute environmental controls into College Park. Brendan Iribe left school and ended up cofounding Oculus, which was later sold to Facebook for $2 billion. He returned to Maryland with a vision for inspiring innovators of the future by providing them with spaces in which to create new technologies.

Application-Focused AI Curriculum at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Diercks Computational Science Hall

Next-Generation Technology Hub Boasts NVIDIA Supercomputer, plus Study, Social, and Corporate Partner Spaces

Published 5-26-2021

Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is far more than the academic home for a new degree program in leading-edge technology. It is full of formal and casual study spaces designed to attract students from all disciplines on campus. It also boasts a 256-seat auditorium and a 2,300-sf atrium, both inviting venues for school functions and community events. 

University Facilities for the Sciences and Advanced Technologies 2021

November 8-9, 2021
Scottsdale, AZ

At this conference you’ll get the details on the newly emerging science, engineering, and advanced technology capital project and space planning initiatives that are changing the face of higher education campuses.

Research Facilities 2021

September 27-28, 2021
Boston

At this conference you’ll get the new metrics, facility features, and capital project strategies for the changes underway in high-tech laboratory and research work environments. The content of this conference has major planning implications for your research facilities, R&D workspace, and laboratory renovations, upgrades, and expansions.