Duke University Builds Collaborative Engineering Facility

Published 3-21-2018

Duke University began construction in March of 2017 on a $115 million facility for the Pratt School of Engineering. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the five-story, 150,000-gsf (88,000-nsf) building will feature two floors focused on active student learning, offering classrooms, teaching and design labs, a 200-seat auditorium, a Learning Commons, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Energy, Engineering and Environment. The three remaining floors will accommodate research neighborhoods for the study of health innovation, computing and intelligent systems, and environmental health, providing 35 lab modules, 50 offices, and over 170 grad student workstations. Collaboration spaces, conference rooms, and informal interaction areas will be located throughout the facility. The project team includes Wilson Architects as laboratory planning consultant and Affiliated Engineers as MEP engineer. Occupancy is expected in late 2020. LEED Silver sustainable design will be sought for the facility.

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Laboratory Planning Consultant