Milestone reached for UVA School of Data Science building

The Emmet-Ivy corridor being developed by the University of Virginia continues to transform with major infrastructure being placed underground to support a number of major new buildings. 

One of those new structures is the School of Data Science, which is to be a four-story building facing Emmet Street with a green roof. The final steel beam was placed atop the exoskeleton in a ceremony on August 2, according to an article in U.Va Today

Over 300 construction workers, data science students and others involved at UVA signed the final beam, which was hoisted into the air along with an artificial Christmas Tree. 

The occasion was marked by the University of Virginia Architect who said a new era has begun for area land use. 

“This building for the School of Data Science will serve as a ‘front door’ for the district, and therefore this day not only marks an important milestone in the construction of a single building, but also marks the beginning of the realization of a vision for this new and exciting district for the University,” said Alice Raucher. 

Those working on the project include Gilbane Construction, Liphart Steel, Virginia Steel Erectors Inc., Piedmont Concrete Contractors Inc., Design Electric Inc., Riddleberger Brothers Inc. and Faulconer Construction Company.

On the design team are VMDO Architects, Hopkins Architects and Arup engineers.

Construction workers on the skeleton of the School of Data Science, which will anchor of the University’s entrance corridor along Ivy Road (Credit: Dan Addison, University Communications)

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