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There are 4 comments on Center for Computing & Data Sciences Wins Global Award for Interior Design

  1. I’m proud of BU, and they’re really lucky these sort of awards aren’t based on practicality. For a building with virtually no outlets and little to no real open-space apart from classrooms, this building comes comes monumentally short of actually changing students’ experiences. While it is beautiful and sustainable, I hope at some point it becomes useful too.

    1. It’s also worth noting that the building is both majestic and awe-inspiring, but I (and I’m sure many students) feel that $305 million could be better spent improving housing or extending financial aid and scholarships. There is no reason why black mold and cockroaches should exist in housing on the same campus as a quarter of a billion dollar megalith

  2. The building looks nice, but:

    – The intense sunshine through the windows at various points in the day makes it impossible to work. The provided shades are inadequate (they don’t block the intense sun) and they don’t provide full coverage.

    – There is no privacy — anywhere — for someone who needs to take a difficult phone call with a doctor/spouse/teacher/child/whatever. If you’re lucky enough to have an office you get to share it with your office mate(s), and if you’re a student in the common areas you’re out of luck…

    – …and in either case, because of the fishbowl like design of the offices you are constantly on display, and if you attempt to add some sort of privacy screen to your office you will be made to take it down (by people who probably have an office with actual walls and a real door).

    – There are minimal restroom facilities on each floor, and if a floor is fully populated you may find yourself needing to wait.

    – If you do manage to find yourself an available restroom, when you’re done you’ll probably find the hand dryers are broken and there are no towels.

    – If you bike/run/whatever to work and want a shower when you get there, there are showers…as long as you’re willing to leave all your clothes sitting on the floor at risk of getting wet.

    The building was designed to be pretty, but it was not designed to be used by people. I think that means its a failure in its primary purpose, and hardly worthy of an award.

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