Why did we build Engineering Hall (Phase IV)?
Engineering Hall is ultimately about enhancing the educational experience for our students and faculty. This facility is the centerpiece of an overall master plan for the K-State Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, ensuring that our facilities continue to meet the 21st century needs of students and faculty.
The new space is bringing all eight departments in close proximity and house the department of computer science and the department of electrical and computer engineering, which will continue to enhance collaboration and innovation.
The new space is building camaraderie between the student design teams and organizations. The design promotes collaboration and is allowing students to more efficiently utilize the Scholars Assisting Scholars tutoring program to enhance the learning experience.
How will this project impact the rest of the College of Engineering?
Since the first drawing and applied mechanics classes were offered at K-State in 1884, the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has grown and changed with the times. Seaton Hall was the first official home of engineering. Three buildings were added from 1976 to 2000 with Durland, Rathbone and Fiedler Halls, and West Seaton was renovated in 2005 to accommodate the growth of the college. Classes are also currently held in Ward Hall. The new engineering building is housing an increasing number of students and faculty as well as facilitating collaboration, hands-on learning and innovation with new research labs, teaching labs and classrooms.