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UMass Amherst Computer Science Research & Development Center
Amherst, MA

DiMarinisi & Wolfe (D&W provided the programming, site design and schematic building design study services for the new CSRDC at the Engineering and Computer Science Complex.  Based upon the study results, D&W also prepared a complete modular construction procurement RFP for the project, which was built adjacent to Governors Drive at the northern edge of the University of Massachusetts' Amherst campus.

The CSRDC is a new three story building designed to house the Computer Science Department's faculty offices, computer research laboratories, central computer facility, classrooms and instructional labs.  The D&W design takes advantage of the existing slope of the site to provide major entries to the building at both the ground floor and second floor levels.  The upper entry provides easy access from the west for pedestrian traffic to and from existing computer science facilities and the lower entry connects to the paths from nearby engineering buildings.