Set to open in 2014, the 70,000 square foot Computer Science building is undergoing construction between the current Computer Science building and Engineering. The new building will accelerate Stony Brook University’s growth in collaborative research in bioinformatics, smart energy, cyber engineering, physical sciences and the biomedicine field.
Designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification, the highly efficient building will contain a mix of research and teaching labs, a wireless teaching lab, faculty offices and conference areas, including:
- Digital media, light dome, graphics, sound booth and wireless sensor research labs
- 27,000 gross square feet of research lab space, featuring 18 general-purpose computer science research labs and 2 teaching labs
- 60 faculty and post doc offices
- Computing practice, work spaces and collaborative learning spaces
- A 4,000 square foot atrium lobby
Architect: Michell Giurgla Architects is known for developing solutions that minimize the use of
non-renewable energy sources, reduces production of pollution, and conserves energy. Eight of the partners are LEED accredited professionals, and the firm works with mechanical engineers
to create truly integrated "green design" solutions, most of which are Gold and Silver certified by the LEED accreditation system.