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Northeastern now occupies 10,000 square feet of space in this Terry-Thomas building. Photo via Google StreetView.
Northeastern now occupies 10,000 square feet of space in this Terry-Thomas building. Photo via Google StreetView.

Northeastern University is expanding its Seattle campus.

The Boston-based university, which opened a Seattle branch in 2011, has taken over 10,665 square feet of space in the four-story Terry-Thomas building just one block away from Northeastern’s current location in South Lake Union near the Amazon.com campus.

northeastern00The university needed the extra room after demand skyrocketed for its computer science program, which has seen a 400 percent increase in enrollment over the past year. The expansion will allow Northeastern to accept more students, who will begin taking classes in the new building this week.

Northeastern focuses on graduate science and engineering degrees at its Seattle campus in hopes of preparing students for the bevy of technical jobs available in the region. It offers degrees in high-demand fields such as computer science, information systems, biotechnology, digital media and engineering.

The university, which last month announced a new branch in Silicon Valley, also recently appointed Dr. Ian Gorton as the new Director of Computer Science for the Seattle campus, effective June 1.

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