Construction is underway on a nearly $40 million Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing facility. Luddy Hall is expected to be complete in 2017 and is supported by an $8 million gift from California technology entrepreneur Fred Luddy.
IU officials say enrollment over the last eight years in the informatics and computing has tripled and is now the campus’s third-largest major. IU President Michael McRobbie says "we look forward to what will be a magnificent new home for a school that has been a prime example of how the manifestations of Indiana University’s missions have changed quite dramatically in response to the needs of students and the demands of our state and nation."
Luddy’s donation is part of the $2.5 billion "For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. Fred Luddy serves on the School of Informatics and Computing dean’s advisory council and founded Silicon Valley-based IT service provider ServiceNow. Fred, his mother, father, sister and brothers are all IU grads.
School of Informatics and Computing Dean Bobby Schnabel says "so much of what happens at our school is predicated upon the right combination of people, technology and applications — this new building will give our entire school the proximity, environment and tools to collaborate and thrive."
It will include a 3,500 square-foot innovation center, 1,500 square-foot fabrication lab, the relocated computer science and information and library science academic units and the new Intelligent Systems Engineering department.
The Luddy Hall project is being led by designer Connecticut-based Pelli Clarke Pelli and RATIO Architects of Indianapolis.
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