A new computer science complex at Carnegie Mellon University is to open by July of 2009, said Computer Science Associate Dean Guy Blelloch. There will be two buildings to make up 200,000 square foot complex. It will hold 15 new classrooms and assist in connecting the main campus and west campus at CMU. Blelloch said it is the biggest building to be built on campus in decades.
The two buildings are named after the primary donors. The Bill and Melinda Foundation gave $20 million, and the Hillman Foundation gave $10 million. The complex project totalled approximately $100 million. A bridge named after the late Randy Pausch will connect the two buildings. A topping off ceremony to commemorate the placement of the highest steel beam of the building is to take place this afternoon.