Gates Computer Science Building, Stanford

Coordinates: 37°25′48″N 122°10′24″W / 37.43000°N 122.17333°W / 37.43000; -122.17333
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Gates Computer Science Building, Stanford.

The Gates Computer Science Building, or Gates building for short, is an L-shaped building that houses the Computer Science Department as well as the Computer Systems Laboratory at 353 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford University, California.[1] Construction on the building began in 1994 and was completed in 1996 at a cost of $36 million. It was named after Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who donated $6 million for the building's construction.[2][3]

The building is organized into an A wing (the western ell) and a B wing (the northern ell). It is secured by an Intellikey system. Blueprints of the building are available online.[4] The building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York City.[5]

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  1. ^ "About the Computer Science Department — Gates Computer Science Building". Computer Science Department, Stanford University. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007.
  2. ^ "Bill Gates Stanford Dedication - Jan. 30, 1996". Microsoft. January 30, 1996. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "Bill Gates dedicates new building". Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Blueprints, Stanford.
  5. ^ "Gates Computer Science Building". Computer Science Department, Stanford University.


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