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Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences header
Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences header

VERTEX/Compass served as the Owner’s Project Manager for the new Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences Project. This project began in 2019 and was completed in 2023.The Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences is truly a unique project for its Net Zero technologies including 31 geothermal wells and USGBC LEED Platinum rating, just to name a few.

The building is the first major teaching center built on the Charles River Campus in over 50 years.

Project: Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences Building

Address: 645 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Square Footage: 350,000

Type of Project: New Construction

Designer: KPMB Architects

Contractor/CM: Suffolk Construction

Actual/Estimated Date of Completion: 2023

Project Cost: $288M

This 19-story, nearly 350,000 square foot building, is the tallest building on campus at 297 feet high. Designed by the Toronto architectural firm KPMB Architects, the building’s iconic form resembling a stack of books will feature a series of terraced platforms, intended for small-group interactions and green technologies to advance BU’s Climate Action Plan and to account for the risks posed by increases in sea level and climate change.


A University Drops a ‘Stack of Books’ on Boston’s Skyline – 8/12/23 Citylab Design (

This project received LEED AP PLATINUM status in June, 2023.

2023 EBC Awards for Climate Change Project of the Year

A time-lapse camera recording the construction. Photo by Cydney Scott.

Structure Magazine – June 2022 – “Highlight on Sustainability”

Bloomberg – April 26, 2022 – “3 Wild New Buildings Give Boston an Architectural Jolt”

Boston Globe – March 27, 2022 “BU’s Jenga Building’ is Coming together above the Charles River” – Construction Begins on BU’s Building Designed as a ‘Stack of Books’

BU Today – September 22, 2022 – In Progress: Data Sciences Building

CBS Boston – October 12, 2022  – What is going on inside Boston University’s strange-looking building?

Boston Globe – December 6,2022 – BU finishes its ‘Jenga Building,’ the most environmentally friendly tower in the city 

To learn more about VERTEX’s Owner’s Representation services or to speak with a Construction Expert, call 888.298.5162 or submit an inquiry.

Rendering images courtesy of KPMB Architects

This project was originally awarded to Compass which is now part of The Vertex Companies, LLC.