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Rendering of Data Science and Computation Complex

Data Science and Computation Complex

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The complex will sit at the intersection of Stanford’s signature oval entrance, its historic main quad, and a developing Science Quad. Located at the corner of Jane Stanford Way and Lomita Mall, the complex will connect the original academic campus with the newer arts, engineering, and medical precincts to the north, south, and west.  Sited on the current location of the Herrin buildings, this central campus location provides close physical adjacencies to the Gates Building and Sequoia Hall, both of which house some of the strongest expected collaborators of the Bridge Complex. 
 
The complex will foster ground-breaking computation and data research across disciplines campus-wide through a flexible framework of permanent offices, rotating research team spaces, and collaboration areas designed to adapt and evolve with these ever-changing and growing fields.  The Bridge Complex will feature a coffee bar, a 200-person special event space, classrooms, lecturer and student administrative offices, and undergraduate student study spaces designed to engage and inspire the Stanford community around computation and data. 
 
While the different research groups have unique cultures, team sizes and collaborative styles, they all prioritize and foster the sharing of ideas and information within their groups, and between them. Encouraging people to come together around the exchange of ideas, both horizontally across floors and vertically between floors, is the organizational concept of the Bridge Complex. Neighborhoods are comprised of research offices surrounding “Team Areas”, which are flexible and customizable open spaces that can adapt to the unique collaboration needs of local research teams. At the center of the research neighborhoods is the “Hive”, which offers flexible, open community and work space, and sits between destination program elements including meeting spaces and conference rooms, shared building amenities, and basic everyday needs, such as elevators, stairs, copy/print rooms, and restrooms.  
 

Project Data

Schedule:  Winter 2022 - Fall 2024
Construction Hours:  6am - 4:30pm
Architect:  LMN Architects
Contractor:  Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Department/School:  School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Sciences
Gross Square Feet:  167,000
Project Contact:  Paul Forti