"Carnegie Mellon University has received a $20 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fund construction of a new building dedicated to expanding the horizons of computer science.
The new facility, to be named the Gates Center for Computer Science, will enable the university to broaden its leadership in this crucial field by providing more space to nurture important ongoing and new endeavors.
The Gates Center is envisioned as a prominently located, 150,000-square-foot building that will bring a range of computer science activities together under one roof and foster more of the interdisciplinary teaching and research breakthroughs for which the university is famous, particularly in the areas like trustworthy computing and artificial intelligence, which are crucial to the future of computer science.
The estimated cost of the new building is $50 million, with the foundation gift providing inspiration for additional fundraising. Plans call for moving the project forward as quickly as possible so that the facility is completed within three years from the time ground is broken." - Carnegie Mellon University