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Hopkins Architects have been selected to design a new School of Data Science for the University of Virginia February 27, 2020

Hopkins Architects are delighted to have been selected to design a new School of Data Science on the historic grounds of the University of Virginia. 


The new building will respond to the architectural calibre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the University to create an innovative new pedagogic environment for the growing needs of the School. It is sited in a landmark position as a gateway to the University’s expansion on its Emmet-Ivy Corridor, linking the historic Grounds to an exciting new chapter in its development.


It has been made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history and will position the University as a global leader in the efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. Its ambition is to become a new model for how a school will function within a higher education institution, envisioned as a “school without walls.” 


Phil Bourne, the School’s Dean said,

UVA has the rare opportunity to create a school that embodies the principles that have made the University exceptional, while at the same time creating a forward-looking exemplar for what the future will look like in higher education. The School of Data Science is intended as a model of higher education for a future built around a digital society.