New computer science facilities dedicated at Carnegie Mellon University

Sept. 23, 2009
Microsoft's Bill Gates takes part in ceremony on Pittsburgh campus

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Microsoft's Bill Gates helped dedicate the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The modern structures, designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, with landscaping by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, feature abundant windows, pedestrian bridges, rich colors and landscaping, and five main entrances. The structures, with 217,000 square feet, will house the School of Computer Science.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $20 million, and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation contributed $10 million toward the $98.6 million project.

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