Montana State University

Montana State University is building a facility for computing-related fields

April 5, 2024
Gianforte Hall is expected to open in 2026.

Montana State University will break ground later this month on the Bozeman campus for a building that will house the Gianforte School of Computing and provide space for computing-related fields.  

Construction of the three-story building is being funded by a $50 million gift from the Gianforte Family Foundation.  

The building, named Gianforte Hall, will have two large classrooms and laboratories dedicated to robotics, cybersecurity, augmented and virtual reality, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. A video production studio will be available, as will an audio recording facility. 

Gianforte Hall will incorporate multiple sustainability features designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The building will be part of the South Campus Energy District, a system that helps reduce energy use by enabling buildings to help heat and cool each other.

Gianforte Hall will be Montana State's first mass timber structure, which will help minimize carbon emissions from concrete and steel used elsewhere in construction.  

The building is expected to open in 2026.

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