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University of Virginia Opens School of Data Science

Published 5/10/2024

The University of Virginia opened the $33 million School of Data Science in April of 2024 in Charlottesville. Designed by Hopkins Architects and VMDO, the 61,000-sf facility offers collaborative environments for teaching, research, and discovery. Four adaptive classrooms equipped with integrated learning technologies will support a pedagogy based on experiential education.

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Siemens Opens Technology Center Garching

Published 5/2/2024

Siemens AG opened an innovation complex in April of 2024 that will consolidate its corporate research activities in Germany. The 140,000-sf facility was created in partnership with Technical University of Munich and is strategically sited in the institution’s science park. Siemens Technology Center Garching supports 450 engineers working in collaboration with 150 academic investigators to advance industrial artificial intelligence and data analytics. State-of-the-art labs are complemented by modern workspaces, conference rooms, and training areas.

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Carnegie Mellon Breaks Ground on Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences

Published 4/26/2024

Carnegie Mellon University broke ground in early 2024 on the $252 million Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences in Pittsburgh. Designed by ZGF Architects and R3A Architecture, the 338,900-sf complex will advance a new era of data-driven research, cross-disciplinary education, and creative expression. The transformative development will collocate the College of Science and the School of Computer Science with the Institute for Contemporary Art Pittsburgh in a prominent city intersection to foster connections with the local community.

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MIT Dedicates Schwarzman College of Computing

Published 4/23/2024

Massachusetts Institute of Technology dedicated the new home of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing in Cambridge in April of 2024. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed Building 45 as a dynamic campus crossroads where diverse groups can connect and engage in shared discovery. The eight-story, 178,000-sf facility offers sophisticated research environments for the study of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Case Western Reserve University Plans Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building

Published 4/19/2024

Case Western Reserve University will break ground in October of 2024 on the $300 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB) in Cleveland. Designed by HGA and Van Auken Akins Architects, the 189,000-sf facility will strategically collocate investigators from the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial occupants will be engaged in research across a range of topics including robotics, life science, material science, computer science, and others.

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Miami University Opens McVey Data Science Building

Published 3/18/2024

Miami University opened the $58 million Richard M. McVey Data Science Building in March of 2024 in Oxford, Ohio. Designed by BHDP Architecture and CannonDesign, the 92,000-sf facility provides collaborative environments for learning, making, and discovery.

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University of St. Thomas Opens STEAM Complex

Published 2/13/2024

The University of St. Thomas opened the $110 million Schoenecker Center in February of 2024 in St. Paul, Minn. The 130,000-sf building was designed by RAMSA and BWBR Architects to foster interdisciplinary exchange by collocating STEAM programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Offering five levels of modular, multipurpose spaces, this vibrant destination for learning and discovery houses classrooms, studios, collaboration areas, and labs for biology, chemistry, physics, robotics, and engineering.

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University of California Transforms Westside Mall into UCLA Research Park

Published 2/7/2024

The University of California is transforming a former shopping mall into a vibrant destination for research and innovation in Los Angeles. Purchased for $700 million from Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich in December of 2023, the reimagined Westside Pavilion will collocate the California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy and the Center for Quantum Science and Engineering in the planned UCLA Research Park.

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Boston University's Center for Computing & Data Sciences Leverages Electrification to Achieve Zero Fossil Fuel Emissions

Published 1/5/2024

Boston University opened the $305 million Center for Computing & Data Sciences in early 2023 to create a dynamic new home for the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and the Computer Science program. Designed by KPMB Architects, the 19-story, 345,000-sf structure comprises a four-story podium topped by 13 floors, with MEP systems located on additional basement and penthouse levels.

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University of Michigan Breaks Ground on Center for Innovation

Published 12/27/2023

The University of Michigan broke ground in December of 2023 on a $250 million research and education building in Detroit. Designed by KPF, the University of Michigan Center for Innovation (UMCI) will accommodate graduate programs in computer science, robotics, artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, financial technology, and sustainability. The 200,000-sf facility will also foster engagement with area residents by offering professional development classes, certificate courses, and workforce training opportunities.

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Morgan State University Plans Science and Research Complex

Published 12/1/2023

Morgan State University is planning to break ground in early 2024 on the $342 million Science and Research Complex in Baltimore. Designed by Moody Nolan in association with CannonDesign and K. Dixon Architecture, the 246,000-gsf facility will provide next-generation environments for programs in biology and chemistry.

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University of Florida Opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

Published 11/14/2023

The University of Florida opened the $150 million Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology in Gainesville in November of 2023. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Walker Architects, the 263,440-sf facility is a dynamic catalyst for the application of advanced computing and artificial intelligence technologies to a broad spectrum of industries.

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University of Texas at San Antonio Breaks Ground on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Careers Building

Published 11/6/2023

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) broke ground on the $131 million Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Careers Building in October of 2023. Designed by Gensler and Overland Partners, the 180,000-sf facility will accommodate applied education courses in business, engineering, and the sciences. Immersive learning venues will equip students with the crucial skills required by local employers, who are actively partnering with UTSA to create job training and internship opportunities.

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Virginia Tech Opens Data and Decision Sciences Building

Published 10/30/2023

Virginia Tech opened the $79 million Data and Decision Sciences Building in October of 2023 in Blacksburg. Designed by Moseley Architects, the 120,000-gsf facility features technology-rich learning environments for programs in computer science, engineering, statistics, and other data-related fields. Fostering interaction between multiple colleges and departments, the transdisciplinary structure provides nine flexible classrooms, 32 student team rooms, 75 faculty offices, conference rooms, and specialized labs for data visualization and analysis.

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