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Computer and Information Sciences building wins Lord Mayor's Award

11th February 2020

The Lord Mayor Design Awards have been running since 1994. The city's celebration of architecture and environmental design is organised by Newcastle City Council. They aim to encourage, promote and publicise the best in architecture and environmental design and to improve the built environment. The awards highlights the buildings and projects which have made an exceptional contribution to the city.

Professor Shaun Lawson, Head of Department for Computer and Information Sciences, said: “The CIS building provides a stunning environment for our students and staff and supports all of our teaching, outreach and research in computer and information sciences.

“Every part of the building – from the café, the specialist labs, break-out areas and networking spaces – are a hive of activity from morning till late. We are delighted that our building has won this award.”

The CIS building was designed using feedback from students and staff, and combines both research and specialist teaching spaces. It first opened its doors in 2018 and has hosted high profile events such as the Great Exhibition of the North. It also acts as a base for Northumbria’s activities as a founder member of the £40m Institute of Coding, through which we are playing a leading role in giving the UK an edge in the global digital economy.

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