An innovative engineering hub that puts learning on display to inspire collaboration and connection
The Engineering Building at Tarleton State University is a new, three-story facility designed by our architecture team. It was created to support the engineering, engineering technology, and computer science programs and connect them to the broader campus.
Located prominently at the campus edge, the gateway building is the primary entry to the campus and an iconic statement that emphasizes and reflects the unique and innovative qualities of the programs it supports. The centerpiece is the outdoor engineering quad: it connects to the current pathways on campus and transforms the facility from vehicular destination to pedestrian mall. The faculty office area is separated from the classroom and lab space by an exterior bridge and glass walkway, which helps break down the scale of the building—it also creates a portal feature that displays the engineering quad to the campus edge and the broader public.
A learning commons encircles the quad. Alongside and adjacent to a full height glass wall, it overlooks the outdoor activity space. Featured lab spaces located on the first level have transparent fronts to put lab activity on display and provide a seamless connection between the quad, learning commons, and the labs themselves. The design showcases a two-story prototype lab and capstone workroom on the second floor and includes networking and robotics labs, computer classrooms, and active learning labs on the second and third floors. The result? A brand-new facility that keeps the engineering department connected to the entire university community.
At a Glance
- Learning By Design Architectural Awards, Outstanding Project, 2021
- American School & University Educational Interiors, Bronze Citation, 2020
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