The LEED Certified Engineering Building includes three stories, with the first two floors finished out for current engineering programs. The third floor was shelled out for future engineering programs and faculty. The Engineering Building contains classrooms, faculty offices, lecture halls, student collaboration spaces and laboratories for mechanical, petroleum and aerospace engineering programs.
The building consists of steel frame and concrete structure, slab on grade, with exterior features including limestone, glass and metal panels consistent with other structures on both campuses. The project includes a 140-space surface parking lot for students and faculty vehicles. This was the University’s first LEED project, with features including solar voltaic cells (Alternate), irrigation using pond water and turf pavers for fire department access. This addition to the Midland Campus helps UTPB move towards a research-intensive classification by providing the space needed to improve engineering research proposals. It enhances the education of undergraduates and graduates through more efficient classrooms and meeting spaces.
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