Groundbreaking on the new UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences

April 26, 2023

Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the groundbreaking for the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences.   The new 342,990sf interdisciplinary academic building will establish a new tech corridor on campus and in the state of Wisconsin. The project will enable learning and discovery at the intersection of technology and humanity. By co-locating computing and data-related disciplines, the new CDIS building will be a destination for industry partnerships, foster community outreach, and expand programmatic and research relationships on campus and beyond.  The project is estimated to be completed in 2025.

“There is no place on campus – or in modern society – where computing is not relevant” says Tom Erickson, CDIS founding director. “The information age has already transformed the way we live, but we are only at the beginning with even more dramatic changes ahead. A facility dedicated to fostering learning, collaboration and innovation in high tech will propel our campus, the state of Wisconsin, and the world forward.”

The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) is being designed to be the most sustainable structure on UW-Madison's campus, a preeminent example of a design that is forward-looking. To accomplish this vision, the building’s design includes elements to conserve water, reduce energy consumption, and create an overall environment that encourages our innate desire to connect with nature. 

Kahler Slater is partnered with LMN Architects on the design and delivery of the project. 

Visit the project page to learn more, or see below for additional resources.