Alumnus Tom Siebel Funds Design Center

Monday, October 10, 2016

With a new $25 million donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Center for Design will incubate cross-disciplinary ideas and encourage a collaborative approach to problem solving. Student focused, the hub for innovation will offer maker spaces, advanced technology, a global network of creative thinkers, and research support. Through its emphasis on entrepreneurship, design, making, and creativity, the center will transform the undergraduate educational experience, and its conception has been shepherded by a campus alliance of experts from the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Media, the School of Social Work, and FAA. Alumnus Tom Siebel is the chairman and CEO of the software company C3 IoT, the founder of Siebel Systems, and a director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University whose research has encompassed large-scale computing and machine learning. Ground will be broken for the Siebel Center for Design in summer 2017. Read more about Siebel and the conception for the building in a News Bureau feature.

Rendering by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson