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Clark University Center for Media Arts Computing and Design rendering
Clark University Center for Media Arts Computing and Design rendering
Clark University Center for Media Arts Computing and Design rendering
Clark University Center for Media Arts Computing and Design rendering
Clark University Center for Media Arts Computing and Design rendering

Clark University in Worcester, Mass., breaks ground on a Center for Media Arts, Computing, and Design

April 29, 2022
The 70,000-square-foot building will be home to the Becker School of Design & Technology, the Department of Computer Science and programs within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Clark University has broken ground on a Center for Media Arts, Computing, and Design building on its Worcester, Mass., campus. 

The center will be home to the university's Becker School of Design & Technology, the Department of Computer Science and programs within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the university says in a news release. 

The four-story, 70,000-square-foot building will be erected southeast of the Strassler Center.

The building will have a tiered classroom, a multimedia gallery, a robotics lab, a data science lab, teaching and collaboration spaces, and a video game library for researching interactive media and playing games.

The building will be laid out in two wings, clad in a grid of metal panels. The layout of the building and grounds will form a new academic quadrangle, adding additional green space to the campus. Floor-to-ceiling windows will overlook the new landscaping.

 The building will be the university's first to use geothermal energy as a primary source for heating and cooling. It also will have all-gender restrooms.

The facility is expected to be complete by fall 2023. 

Ayers Saint Gross is the architect, and Shawmut Design and Construction is the construction manager. 

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