Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, University of Texas at Austin

Profile: The Complex is two buildings connected by a central atrium. "The Gates Complex will enable the department to take on a great many initiatives in research and teaching that were previously impossible for lack of coherent space," says Bruce Porter, Computer Science Department Chair. To encourage the sharing of ideas and bringing like-minded faculty and students together, the building has an array of teaching spaces, including a 200-seat lecture hall, seven classrooms, 10 seminar rooms, several electronic seminar rooms and instructional labs, more than 24 discussion rooms, and eight conference rooms. The complex is being designed to attain a LEED Silver certification.


Services: DataCom Design Group provided the design for information technology, audiovisual, acoustics, CATV, and security to support extensive research and instructional space.


Type: New Construction    Size: 140,000 SF    Cost: $63 Million