University of Florida Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology
Advances in computing, communication, and cyber technologies are providing for unprecedented opportunities to impact society using data.
The University of Florida Malachowsky Hall Data Science and Information Technology building will be an interdisciplinary hub focused on the development and application of computing, communication, and cyber technologies to a broad spectrum of areas including healthcare, pharmacology, security, technology development, and fundamental science. The co-location of research and educational activities from the colleges of engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and the informatics institute will facilitate the cross-disciplinary data science solutions to a vast array of challenges and opportunities. For example, when Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology opens, professors and students in UF’s College of Pharmacy will have the world of artificial intelligence at their fingertips. The college will have a significant footprint in the 263,000 SF building. The sixth floor will belong to the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety and the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research.
The UF Data Science Information Technology (DSIT) Center will consist of two co-located, semiautonomous interconnected building wings. This seven-story, 263,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art building will be constructed in the heart of the University of Florida main campus. across from the J. Wayne Reitz Union. The project will include over thirty purpose-built laboratories, office space and auditorium space as well as common areas, food service and loading dock area. Construction began in December 2020, but early Design Assist work for the panelized metal façade system began in August 2020. The project is “fast tracked” consisting of four total GMP phases: one for design assist, one for early site work, one for structural and one for the balance of all work.
The building will boast a concrete framed structure with a foundation consisting of over 400 auger cast piles approximately 50’ deep. The exterior envelope will include a curtainwall system but mainly consist of custom designed pre-manufactured metal panel units with integrated trapezoidal windows including electrochromic glass (a.k.a. smart glass that is electronically tintable). The interior will include high end finishes including terrazzo flooring, intricate millwork, and glass handrails.
“Malachowsky Hall for Data Science and Information Technology will be a beautiful and visually interesting addition to campus,” says Julie Johnson, dean of the UF College of Pharmacy. “But more importantly, it will be a space where innovation and data-driven solutions are realized to improve health care.”
You can view the project webcam HEREGo to https://video-monitoring.com/construction/ajax-mdsitb/slideshow.htm?station=View2.