Marquette University’s New Engineering Hall
The $50 million, 115,000 square foot Engineering Hall was opened in October, 2011. It features laboratories and teaching spaces specifically designed to educate engineers who are firmly grounded in theory and trained to be problem-solvers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of modern engineering. Faculty and students are addressing global challenges of clean water, energy efficiency, healthy children and families, safe and sustainable infrastructures in a setting that educates and inspires. Engineering Hall is designed to be an integrated research and teaching facility, and much of the physical structure and many support systems of the finished building - glass, beams, sensors and more - have been left exposed.
It was designed to illustrate engineering principles by displaying engineering. With a primarily glass exterior and the extensive use of glass for interior walls, laboratories, shops and classrooms are readily visible to students and visitors. Exposed finishes and mechanicals help students understand basic construction and building management principles and options. A total of 130 sensors throughout the building display temperature, wind shift, water collection and usage, humidity and other factors of the building. Data from the sensors is easily available on monitors throughout the building, including a large screen adjacent to the first-floor elevators. For more information about the new Marquette Engineering Hall access:
The Marquette University College of Engineering
The Marquette University College of Engineering combines the fundamentals of engineering theory, application and practice with a strong liberal arts foundation that emphasizes ethics, communication, problem solving and creativity. Faculty-driven research in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering focuses on addressing global and regional challenges through advances in health care, human performance, modeling and simulation, sensors, sustainable energy, transportation, and water quality.
With more than 1,100 undergraduates and more than 200 graduate students, the college is building a workforce of professional engineers for the 21st century—men and women who will provide leadership in a new era of engineering. Students get real-world experience through the college’s nearly century-old co-op program, a variety of student organizations and competitions and classes, from freshman year through senior design, that emphasize hands-on problem solving.
Dr. Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of Engineering said, “Today’s engineers must be problem solvers, creative thinkers, innovators. They need to understand business and be able to communicate. We’re changing the way we educate engineers. Our new Engineering Hall is organized not by departments but by the key engineering challenges we face as a global society—clean water, safe roads, efficient energy and healthy families.”
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