Boston University, Center for Computing & Data Sciences
Wednesday, April 10th. Check-in at tour desk in lobby at 1:00pm. Tour departs promptly at 1:15pm. Bus returns to hotel by 5:00 pm.
The 19-story, 245,000-gsf Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences features convention-bending design inside and out that makes it an iconic presence on Central Campus. The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) serves as the anchor tenant, sharing the center with our Departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science, and the renowned Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. The building is conceived as a vertical campus that connects a “CDS public square” on the lower floors with classrooms and labs on the middle floors, which transition seamlessly into dynamic collaborative research spaces for CDS and the Hariri Institute. The abundance of open spaces, gathering spaces, meeting spaces, and shared spaces practically assures frequent interaction among colleagues. BU’s data sciences center is the University’s most sustainable and energy-efficient building to date; no fossil fuels allowed. Closed-loop geothermal wells provide heating and cooling. Even Dining Services facilities on site use electricity, instead of gas, for cooking.
Wednesday April 10th 1:00PM - 5:00PM