Donation bolsters University of Michigan computer science building
Michigan – A recent $25 million endowment boosted the University of Michigan’s plans for an estimated $145 million computer science and information addition to the Bob and Betty Beyster Building.
Bob and Betty Beyster Building
Constructed in 2005, Beyster houses the College of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Division (CSE). In order to address existing space constraints for CSE and the School of Information, this proposed project will construct an addition of approximately 163,000 gross square feet to Beyster that will provide expansion space for CSE as well as space to relocate the School of Information from the university’s Central Campus to North Campus.
The newly named Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building will provide active learning classrooms, flexible dry research laboratories, and office and student services spaces that will enable both units to achieve their respective instructional and research missions and support interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
A design firm has been selected, but a construction team is to be determined. The board of regents is expected to review construction plans for the building later this year.