Suffolk Breaks Ground on Boston University Computing & Data Sciences Center

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BOSTON, MA, December 16, 2019 — Suffolk recently broke ground on Boston University’s new Center for Computing and Data Sciences. Designed by Toronto architectural firm KPMB Architects, the Center will be a striking 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-square-foot 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 percent fossil fuel-free, the facility will feature geothermal wells, state-of-the-art shading, triple-glazed windows and more sustainable elements.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston University President Robert A. Brown. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.

BU Center for Computing and Data Sciences