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Furnas Hall (FURNAS) - North Campus, Academic Sector



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Furnas Hall


Furnas Hall contains the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. It is equipped with a cutting-edge interaction computation laboratory and ample laboratory/experimental space for systems design research.

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Namesake


Clifford C. Furnas Clifford C. Furnas (1900-1969) was a primary force in the negotiations and decision to merge the private University of Buffalo with the State University of New York. Under his direction, both as chancellor (1954-62) and as president of the University at Buffalo (1962-66), 22 new buildings were erected, the faculty doubled in size from 1,200 to 2,400, research funds increased substantially, and the UB Foundation was established.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Academic

Tenants: Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Architect: Marcel Breuer and Associates;

Completion date: June, 1977

Gross square feet: 104,915

Construction cost: $8,827,000

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