Manhattan College broke ground in late April of 2018 on the Patricia and Cornelius Higgins Engineering and Science Center in New York City. Designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, the three-story, 30,000-sf facility will feature a grand atrium, collaborative learning spaces, and 14 technology-rich labs for teaching and research. Physically connected to a refurbished Leo Hall and adjacent to the existing Research and Learning Center, the project will offer a total of 140,000 sf of academic space for engineering and the sciences. Lab space will be dedicated primarily to the School of Engineering’s mechanical, chemical, civil, and environmental departments, as well as accommodating programs for the School of Science in chemistry, biology, and physics. Completion is expected in fall of 2020.