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Ceremonial ground breaking of The New School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Ceremonial ground breaking of The New School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Ceremonial ground breaking of The New School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana. (Oct. 2, 2015) — Senior Principal Fred Clarke, Principal Bill Butler and Senior Associate John Lind joined Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel, and Dean Robert B. Schnabel, and members of the Dean’s Advisory Council in celebrating the ground breaking for PCPA’s building, officially named Luddy Hall, after IU alum Fred Luddy. This is our first commission at University of Indiana, Bloomington.

As one of the largest and broadest computing and information schools in the nation, SoIC will finally occupy its own facility, unifying classrooms, IT laboratories, and offices that have been scattered throughout IU’s campus. The new building will also accommodate the addition of Intelligent Systems Engineering. Sited strategically on theWoodlawn Corridor, it will serve as the first step towards IU’s ambitious master plan linking the athletic facilities on the north edge of the campus with the core campus.

The design is striking and bold, set on a diagonal of an entire campus block while massing and materials reflect IU’s traditional vocabulary. The inclusion of full height glass walls to identify the two main entrances and corner stairways animates this campus intersection and puts on display the activity within. Natural light floods the interior atrium which runs the length of the building. Open balconies and corridors foster spontaneous encounters amongst students and faculty. Collaborating closely with administrators and users, PCPA has created a highly flexible and interactive multi-story academic space that will inspire innovation, attract top-tier educators and students, and secure SoIC’s position as a leader in the field.

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