IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel, and the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering dedicate Luddy Hall, the new 124,000-square-foot, $42.4 million home to most of the school's departments and programs.
Notable features of Luddy Hall include 15 classrooms and labs with maker technologies such as 3-D printers; 31 interview rooms and career counseling offices; a 1,360-square-foot community center; the 3,500-square-foot Shoemaker Innovation Center, which houses "The Shoebox," IU's student startup incubator; and an indoor café.
Architectural highlights include a courtyard, 410 windows for ample natural lighting and a 1,350-square-foot skylight. There are also 13 small, glass-walled group "focus rooms" for studying and group work designed to appear suspended in air along the building's light-flooded central staircase.
Luddy Hall brings together the school's departments of computer science, engineering and library science under the same roof for the first time in the school’s history, along with the Department of Informatics located next door in Informatics East and West. Luddy Hall is at the corner of North Woodlawn Avenue and East Cottage Grove Street in Bloomington.
It is also the first building in the development of the Woodlawn Corridor, a broad, multiphase initiative under the IU Bloomington Master Plan adopted in 2009 to connect the main campus with the athletic complex to the north.