Interdisciplinary High Performance Computational Center

City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Staten Island, New York, USA

This new facility consolidates five departments under one roof, to house a research programs and instruction built around the use of high-performance computer-based modeling and simulation; a key tool for a wide variety of disciplines ranging from the behavioral sciences to the biological and physical sciences. The building will house multi-node computer clusters, visualization laboratories, high-tech instructional laboratories, general purpose classrooms, and dedicated student work areas.

From aircraft design to the creative media arts, the project will provide a high-performance computing and networking infrastructure to allow multi-disciplinary research teams a platform on which to exchange intellectual ideas, improve educational offerings, and increase the research capability of the University.

The facility is designed to reduce energy demand and to generate energy on site. The building's solar orientation, green roof, double-skin façade, skylights, and exterior shading devices allow daylight into the building while controlling heat gain. An array of photovoltaic panels as well as thin film photovoltaic screens will generate solar energy.  A geothermal heating and cooling system will maintain constant air temperature through a radiant slab.

  • Sustainable Features: Daylighting & Views, Geothermal Energy, Green Roof, LEED Registered, Photovoltaics
  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 150,000 SF (13,940 m²)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: Classroom, Computer Engineering Laboratory, Physical Science Laboratory
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