The Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University will be a new 19-story, 350,000-gsf iconic building on the Charles River Campus.
Designed by renowned Canadian architecture firm KPMB, the tower is set above the podium to mitigate its impact on the busy street and align with other buildings along Commonwealth Avenue. The tower organizes a series of floorplates that are shifted and cantilevered around a central core to break down the overall scale of the building. The building, which is slated for completion in Spring 2022, will serve as its own “vertical campus” providing Boston University’s rapidly expanding mathematics and computational sciences programs with classrooms, labs, and amenity spaces for independent and collaborative study and research and socialization. The Hariri Institute for data-driven research will be located on the top floors. Suffolk has implemented creative solutions for constructing the complex building on such a tight site with no lay-down area. Experience with similar projects in an urban setting were key to the client’s selection of the Suffolk team. Ultimately, this iconic and dynamic building will not only serve to attract the best and brightest data sciences students from around the world, but will also transform the BU skyline, particularly when viewed from across the Charles River.
Sectors Higher Education
Owner Boston University
Architect KPMB Architects
Square Feet 350,000