Boston, MA Suffolk recently broke ground on Boston University’s new Center for Computing and Data Sciences. Designed by KPMB Architects, the center will be a new addition to Boston University’s central campus and its first new major teaching center in a half-century. The tallest building on the Boston University campus, the 19-story, nearly 350,000 s/f structure will bring the institution’s mathematics, statistics and computer science departments under one roof to further interdisciplinary research in the data sciences field.
The Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences will also be the largest carbon-neutral building constructed in Boston since the city’s Climate Action Plan Update in 2019. In addition to being 100% fossil fuel-free, the facility will feature geothermal wells, shading, triple-glazed windows and more sustainable elements.
The official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by mayor Martin Walsh and Boston University president Robert Brown. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.