On October 12, Indiana University formally dedicated the Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB), the latest addition to the growing IU Technology Park East at 10th Street and the Indiana State Road 45/46 Bypass.
As the gateway to this evolving area, the CIB is designed to visually represent IU’s cutting-edge technology environment and its commitment to innovation in service of the university’s teaching, learning, and research missions.
Home to UITS
As the replacement for Wrubel Computing Center, the CIB is home to the majority of Bloomington’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) staff, who relocated from numerous buildings on the main campus. This concentration of IT expertise creates efficiencies, streamlines the collaboration process, and enables further development and innovation. The CIB joins the IU Data Center and the IU Innovation Center on the former site of the University School complex, adding to the emerging technology corridor.
Event anchor for tech corridor
With 123,000 gross square feet and a 250-person, reconfigurable multipurpose space off the atrium, the CIB is designed to be the social hub of the technology corridor. Visitors can now join resident IT experts for frequent collaboration and networking opportunities in the state-of-the-art, green facility. From educational tours and outreach programs to events and informal gatherings, the building will encourage opportunities to look to the future of IT at IU and beyond.
The future of smart buildings at IU
Stewardship and sustainability are key elements of the building design. The building’s efficient approach to space usage follows the best practices of leading Silicon Valley firms, while modeling sustainability through power savings, daylight harvesting, and other measures aimed at garnering gold, if not platinum, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The CIB will also realize cost savings through reduced operational costs and streamlined institutional processes, representing IU’s ongoing sustainability efforts both in environmental and financial terms.
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