UMW's new Information and Technology Convergence Center. Photo by UMW.

UMW Dedicates Information and Technology Convergence Center

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Schools & Education

By Erika Spivey, UMW Office of Media and Public Relations

The University of Mary Washington formally dedicated its Information and Technology Convergence Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The four-story, 77,000 square-foot structure opened to students in August.  The building is located adjacent to Simpson Library and straddling Campus Walk.

“It’s a technology-enabled building that supports our digital spaces, but it does so to further enhance personal connections,” said Jeffrey W. McClurken, special assistant to the provost for technology, teaching, and innovation.   “It’s also a manifestation of UMW’s leadership in the field of digitally enabled creativity.” McClurken oversees the Convergence Center.

The center features a digital auditorium, a digital gallery, a data center, audio/video production spaces and the new Digital Knowledge Center.  The university’s Speaking and Writing centers, the Division of Information and Technologies, and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies have relocated to the building.

The $40 million building is designed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification requirements, meeting stringent factors set by the U.S. Green Building Council for design, construction and operations.

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