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Boston University Centre for Computing & Data Sciences

The new Computational Sciences Building at Boston University is the new hub for the campus, connecting the river and city.

BOSTON, MA

Located within walking distance from the Charles River and surrounded by various other faculty buildings, the Computational Sciences building will become a natural campus hub, central to on and off campus activities and faculty events.

Standing between 15-17 storeys tall, it will be a center for innovative and technologically advanced teaching and learning for the Math and Statistics Graphics Program, Computer Science Program, and the Hariri Institute Program.

The new Computational Sciences building will feature large and small classrooms, interactive learning spaces as well as collaboration and quiet study areas, laboratory spaces, and outdoor terraces at various levels with views of the river and campus.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Boston University

ARCHITECT

KPMB

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant;
Building Envelope Consultant

SIZE

264,000 ft²

BUDGET

$110 M (USD)

MARKET (OFFICE)

NEW YORK

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

The offset, stacked box configuration presented design challenges from a building envelope design and installation perspective.

Solution One

To execute this dynamic design, the Building Envelope Team worked closely with the Contractor and Installer of the enclosure system. Understanding the complex nature of the installation we were able to tailor our design solutions and maintain the high performance enclosure system required by Boston University. This collaboration ensured that the practicality of the installation assisted making strategic design choices. This holistic approach to design resulted in constructible solutions that brought to life the vision for the educational facility.

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