University of Maryland Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation

About

THIS PROJECT

The 242,000 SF Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation is known as University of Maryland, College Park’s signature building on campus. The fast-tracked project includes a six-story, curved building with a main tower that has a 95,000 SF unitized glass curtainwall system. The extensive curtainwall, combined with the building’s interior glass partitioning, provide ample natural light and create a building with a see-through effect. There is also an attached two-story auditorium wing in a three-dimensional, distorted ellipsoid shape with 41 different radii. The facility also includes:

  • 23 classrooms
  • Virtual and augmented reality labs
  • 5,300 SF of makerspace
  • Computer labs
  • Café
  • Lounges and community space
  • Five seminar rooms
  • Offices and administration space
  • Rooftop landscaped park with a foundation

The eastern 120-foot portion of the main tower extends into the 100-year-old flood plain of the adjacent Paint Branch river. Therefore, this portion of the building has no ground floor. The above five stories of the east portion are supported by six columns and plate girders with a 30-foot cantilever at the far end.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:
College Park, Maryland
Mid-Atlantic

CLIENT:
University of Maryland

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242,000

SQUARE FEET

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785

SEATS OF INSTRUMENTAL SPACE

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5,300

SQUARE FOOT MAKERSPACE

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Higher Education National Leader
Ed Joffe
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