Higher Education

New $115 Million Wilkinson Engineering Building Transports Duke into the Future

Flexible, Adaptive Building Serves as Exemplary Home for Innovative Programs

Published 3-17-2021

Duke University is laying claim to the future with a new $115 million engineering facility, the Wilkinson Building. The flexible, adaptable structure was completed in November 2020, and opened for students and researchers in January. Space for engineering education and research expands with 150,000 gsf on five levels. That translates into a 25 percent increase in the university’s engineering footprint and 50 percent more teaching and student program space for engineering.