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The new Center for Computing & Data Sciences Building at Boston University makes headlines

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December 19th, 2022

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences has been featured in a variety of international outlets following the building dedication in December 2022. The project’s design and sustainability features illustrate the role architecture plays in supporting a more sustainable future. Learn more about the project and what people are saying about it. 


The Architect’s Newspaper: KPMB’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences for BU, now open, changes Boston’s skyline 

For a piece that praises the design and delves into the process, Paulo Rocha, partner at KPMB, and Azer Bestavros, Boston University’s Associate Provost for Computing and Data Sciences, spoke with architecture journalist James McCowan who remarks, “The building’s interior is impressive…it’s clear that the central atrium is conceived as a continuation of the avenue—a large café is placed so it is visible from the street, like a storefront. At the atrium’s heart is series of ramps and stairways designed to encourage collaboration and student/faculty interaction.” 

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Dezeen: KPMB Architects unveils “vertical campus” at Boston University 

The Center for Computing & Data Sciences was featured on Dezeen in a story that highlighted the facade and the energy efficient design features. Dennis Carlberg, Associate Vice President for Sustainability, explains: “The drive for energy efficiency enabled the shift from burning fossil fuels to using the thermal capacity of the earth as a batter for heating and cooling. The building provides a powerful example for ourselves and others for how to build for a carbon-free future.” 

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The Boston Globe: BU finishes its ‘Jenga Building,’ the most environmentally friendly tower in the city 

The Center for Computing & Data Sciences’ sustainability features are the focus of The Boston Globe’s review that underscores how the design “represents an important milestone for the state and city efforts to push building systems toward the point in which they do not result in an increase in carbon emissions.” 

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