We aim to be a school "without walls," committed to innovation and collaboration. Our new building reflects this philosophy. Open, collaborative spaces transcend traditional boundaries and spark interdisciplinary connections between learners, researchers, and innovators. The four-story facility includes adaptive classrooms, faculty offices, collaborative meeting spaces, and research areas. Public spaces are open to the University and broader communities alike.

Our new space stands at a vital intersection for the University of Virginia, connecting Central Grounds with the athletics complex and fields, the Law School, and the Darden School of Business. A vibrant hub built to foster collaboration, the building brings people together from across the University, Charlottesville, and beyond.

A grand opening celebration event was held for the new building on April 26, 2024. Hundreds of invited guests turned out for the event, which featured a digital countdown; open house; and remarks from a distinguished group of speakers, including Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and UVA President Jim Ryan. Check out UVA Today's recap of the festivities here. See photos from the event below:

Dean Phil Bourne speaks at the grand opening event.
Dean Phil Bourne speaks at the grand opening event. (Photo by Tom Cogill)
Speakers at the grand opening event are pictured
The event featured seven distinguished speakers, who are all pictured here. Back row from left: Robert Hardie, rector of UVA’s Board of Visitors; UVA President Jim Ryan; Phil Bourne, founding dean of the School of Data Science; Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin; Jaffray Woodriff, trustee of the Quantitative Foundation; and Prem Natarajan, chief scientist and head of enterprise artificial intelligence for Capital One. Front row: Navya Annapareddy, a doctoral student at the School. (Photo by Tom Cogill) 
Cavman was among the guests at the celebration. (Photo by Matt Riley, University Communications) 

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