May 17, 2009
Engineering II Addition on Schedule
A 13,000 square foot addition to Engineering II is on schedule and is expected to be complete in December. Shown bottom left in February of this year, the project was begun last December. The new space will house the Solid State Lighting and Energy Center (SSLEC), the Materials Department, a Chemical Engineering classroom, and offices for the Institute for Collaborative Technologies (ICB). The SSLEC and Materials portion of the building will be faculty, student, and staff offices, conference rooms and dry research areas.
The project, officially known as the “Engineering II Life Safety Improvements and Addition Project,” includes a life safety upgrade in the existing Engineering II Building— the addition of fire sprinklers and an upgrade of the fire alarm system.
Internationally known design firm Studios Architecture, which also designed the de la Guerra Dining Commons, is the architect of record. Their rendering of the completed project is shown at bottom right.
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