GWATHMEY
SIEGEL
KAUFMAN
ARCHITECTS llc

Cornell University

Computer Science Theory Center Ithaca, NY The 211,000-square-foot seven-story building is organized into two formal building elements: an elongated office wing and a large cylindrical research facility containing high-tech computer rooms and column free laboratories. Located at the intersection of these two forms are the entrance and service core, including meeting rooms and a reception area for the supercomputing department. Continue Back
The building is the largest structure on the engineering campus and is connected to two older buildings in the quad by an elevated pedestrian walkway and underground tunnel. The generic office space on the lower floors provides valuable “swing space” for future college relocation projects. The design responds to severe site constraints by presenting a new gateway to the campus as well as establishing a referential architectural image for the entire university.

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