Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Client

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Project size

65,500 SF

Completed

2019

Located in the heart of campus, the Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall and the classes taught within, have placed MSOE at the educational forefront of artificial intelligence, deep learning, cyber security, robotics, and cloud computing. It houses one of the worlds few NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputers. Rosie, as the supercomputer has been named, stands on proud display on the second floor within full height glass walls encapsulating the core of the curriculum. Adjacent to Rosie is a 4,000 square foot corporate partnership center. A two-story atrium on the main floor serves as a gathering space, study area and an event hub. Adjacent to the atrium is an exterior glass enclosed stair that is open to all floors with study lounges at every landing. The building is designed for students and the community, providing classrooms equipped with interactive technology, innovative laboratories, student collaboration hubs, pocket study alcoves and the 256 seat NVIDIA auditorium that can accommodate classes, events and space for companies that partner with MSOE.

Awards

  • 2020 American School and University’s Architectural Portfolio – Outstanding Design Award
  • Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Real Estate Awards – Best New Development in Education
  • Daily Reporter’s Top Projects of 2019 Award
  • ASID Wisconsin Design Excellence Award
    Educational: Higher Education Category –Bronze