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5. Maxwell Dworkin

Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory, named after the mothers of the building’s donors (Microsoft Chairman William H. Gates III and Microsoft President Steven A. Ballmer, both members of the Class of 1977) is a contemporary structure, fully owned and operated by SEAS.

Designed to house computer science and electrical engineering, the structure was completed in 1999. Often mistakenly called the Maxwell Dworkin Building, the word “Laboratory” is in recognition of the former Aiken Lab.

Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory has large classrooms and public spaces and contains student lounges, as well as an Applied Physics research lab.

  • Built: 1999
  • Architect: Payette
  • Program: Classrooms; Faculty Offices; Graduate Student Space; research lab; lounges; lactation room