CSC News

March 02, 2005

EBII on Track for Fall 2005 Completion

Photo of EBII Construction siteConstruction of the new Engineering Building II (EBII) on Centennial Campus is progressing rapidly. By fall semester 2005, the Department of Computer Science will occupy the east wing, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will occupy the west wing. The contractors are working diligently to ensure that 10 of the classrooms and the critical teaching labs are finished by the beginning of the fall semester. Faculty and staff should begin relocating to the new building by late September, with a goal of being fully relocated by the end of October.

A designer is helping with the choice of furnishings for the interior of the building. The new facilities will include classrooms, teaching and computer labs, conference rooms, faculty and graduate offices, space for research, a food court, and an office for student organizations. The food court will not be operational by October, but vending machines will be available.

This new state-of-the-art building, with dual atriums and elevated passage bridging the two wings, is positioned at the top of an oval and will provide a ceremonial entrance to the evolving College of Engineering complex on Centennial Campus. Its opening later this year is an appropriate and greatly anticipated milestone as the Department of Computer Science moves forward to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Read more about the project on the department's new building page.

- by Irena Rindos (edited by Fay Ward & Ken Tate) -

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