In September 1993, the F.W. Olin Foundation announced a $6 million gift to Luther for the construction of a new Economics and Business, Mathematics, and Computer Science building, which was dedicated in 1995. Computer science classes are held in the 43,000-square-foot Franklin W. Olin Building, where there is a dedicated Computer Science laboratory and a separate Computer Science research lab right across from the faculty offices. Classrooms and the Computer Science lab are designed to be flexible to encourage interaction between faculty and students and the formation of small study groups.