MSOE Diercks Hall
Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall is the new home to Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)'s Computer Science students.
The 65,536-square-foot, four-story building features a 256-seat auditorium, six contemporary classrooms, eight innovative teaching laboratories, 32 faculty and staff offices and 18,000 square feet of underground parking. Long-span structural steel trusses enabled the auditorium to be built column-free.
Diercks Hall is also home to a NVIDIA supercomputer, named “Rosie.” Housed in a state-of-the-art datacenter, the supercomputer is a high-performance processor that is fueling advancements in AI, which impacts multiple areas of business, including graphics, robotics, data centers and self-driving cars.
“Diercks Hall positions MSOE at the forefront of artificial intelligence education. The next-generation technologies in the building will change everything: the way engineers design and optimize, the way construction projects are planned and managed, the way actuaries calculate risk, and the way nurses care for patients,” said Dr. John Walz, MSOE president. “Thanks to Dwight and Dian Diercks, MSOE now has the ability to prepare students for that future. That is a claim few universities in this country can make.”
GRAEF provided structural engineering, civil engineering and landscape architecture for the building as part of the design team led by Uihlein/Wilson - Ramlow/Stein Architects. The structure was built by Mortenson Construction.
$40 Million Project Cost
65,000 Square Feet