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Data & Decision Sciences (D&DS) Building

Rendering - view of D&DS looking northwest

Rendering of the D&DS site - view looking northwest
Rendering - view of D&DS looking northwest

The Data and Decision Sciences Building is one of four buildings initiated in the Global Business Analytics Complex. The approximately 115,000-gross-square-feet Data and Decision Sciences Building will house faculty and classes from multiple colleges, including the College of Engineering, the College of Science, and the Pamplin College of Business. Its function is to bring together under one roof computer science, engineering, and data-related disciplines to provide opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, and even industry leaders to work side-by-side to address some of the world’s significant data challenges.

The Data and Decision Sciences Building’s features will include a multilevel commons area, team rooms in which students across disciplines can work together, specialized labs, data visualization classrooms, and more.

The building's exterior will be clad in Hokie Stone and will reflect the Collegiate Gothic architectural style found across campus.

The facility will directly support the commonwealth’s Technology Talent Investment Program for growth in computer science and computer engineering sectors as well as other technology-based and cyber security industries.

Project details

Gross square feet

New construction: 115,600 GSF

Project status
In construction

Timeframe
Construction underway in February 2021. Expected project completion is in 2023.

A/E
Moseley Architects

Contractor
Kjellstrom and Lee

Virginia Tech project manager
Katrina Estep

Media contact
Mark Owczarski

Latest news

Groundbreaking image and video

Virginia Tech leaders at the groundbreaking for the Data and Decision Sciences buildings. From left, College of Science Interim Dean Ron Fricker, College of Engineering Dean Julia Ross, and Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast. Photo by Ryan Young for Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech leaders at the groundbreaking for the Data and Decision Sciences buildings. From left, College of Science Interim Dean Ron Fricker, College of Engineering Dean Julia Ross, and Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast. Photo by Ryan Young for Virginia Tech
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Renderings

Current site photo - view looking southeast

Current site photo - view looking southeast
Current site photo - view looking southeast

Rendering - view looking southeast

Rendering - view looking southeast
Rendering - view looking southeast

Rendering - interior view looking east

Rendering - interior view looking east
Rendering - interior view looking east

Rendering - interior view looking west

Rendering - interior view looking west
Rendering - interior view looking west

Data and Decision Sciences Building doodle by Steven White - April 2021

Data and Decision Sciences Construction Site Doodle from above