Data & Decision Sciences (D&DS) Building
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.
Additional project details
Gross square feet
New construction: 115,600 GSF
Construction underway in February 2021. Expected project completion is in 2023.
Kjellstrom and Lee
Virginia Tech project manager
- March 2021: Data and Decision Sciences Building construction underway
- February 2021: Please visit the Campus Closures Map for the latest road and parking closures related to the construction of the Data & Decision Sciences Building beginning in February 2021.
Renderings and images
Groundbreaking images and video - March 2021
Data and Decision Sciences Building doodle by Steven White - April 2021