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University of Washington Breaks Ground on Interdisciplinary Engineering Building
The University of Washington will break ground in fall of 2022 on the $102 million Interdisciplinary Engineering Building in Seattle.
Colorado State University Opens Terra Building at National Western Center
Colorado State University opened the Terra Building in Denver in June of 2022.
Gonzaga University Opens Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering
Gonzaga University opened the $50 million Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering in spring of 2022 in Spokane, Wash.
Arizona State University Completes Construction on ISTB7
Arizona State University completed construction in early 2022 on the $192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) in Tempe.
Eastern Washington University Opens Interdisciplinary Science Center
Eastern Washington University opened the $67 million Interdisciplinary Science Center in Cheney in October of 2021.
Santa Clara University Opens Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
Santa Clara University opened the $253.5 million Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation in September of 2021.
Washington State University Tri-Cities Opens Collaboration Hall
Washington State University Tri-Cities opened the $30 million Collaboration Hall in Richland in September of 2021.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Opens New Academic Building
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opened a $29 million academic building in September of 2021 in Terre Haute, Ind.
New Academic STEM Campus Emulates Silicon Valley
With its Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, Santa Clara University has bridged the stark divide between the entrepreneurial mindset of its Silicon Valley neighbors and the steadfastness typically found in academia. Colleges and universities frequently borrow ideas from, and sometimes consult with, the companies they hope will hire their graduates. Santa Clara took it one step further by involving the corporate donor in every phase of the design. The result is a facility—featuring student-driven project spaces, interconnected and accessible faculty work areas, and collaborative teaching and research environments—that represents the expectation of Silicon Valley for its graduates to be ready to work across disciplines and on integrated teams.
Carnegie Mellon University Constructs Scaife Hall of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University is constructing a $75 million replacement facility for the Alan Magee Scaife Hall of Engineering in Pittsburg.