The mechanical engineering wing is getting an upgrade. Come June 2022, a new entryway from the Engineering Center lobby will welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors alike. The remodel includes a new front desk area, community center and dedicated career space. The renovations will give mechanical engineering community members another place to gather and collaborate and provide students improved access to resources to achieve their academic and career goals. We invite you to learn more about the remodel below.

Project Overview

Construction start date Feb. 14, 2022
Anticipated completion June 2022
Gross square footage 3,200 sq. ft.
Features A more accessible front desk area, community center and dedicated career space.
Need to know The hallway leading to undergraduate and graduate student advisors will remain open during construction.

View Remodel Renderings

Main rendering

From left to right, the new entryway includes a career space, community center and new front desk.

Career Center rendering

The career office will be where students can connect with the department's Senior Professional Development Advisor Katherine McConnell

Community Center rendering

The community center, equipped with tables and chairs for students to work at, will feature glass doors and windows looking out to the Engineering Center.

community center rendering

A view of what the remodel will look like from inside the community center.

Front Desk

Front Desk Student Assistants will manage the new front desk area, which leads to the Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair's office. 

Chair's office rendering

The remodel includes a new front office for the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Follow updates on the project below.

May 27:

Construction crews have started putting up the walls, installing the ceiling grid and painting the remodeled areas. To accomplish these tasks, the temporary construction walls will be coming down. This means starting Tuesday, May 31, the fire doors leading from Gravity Cafe into the Mechanical Engineering Wing will be closed for the duration of the project.

To access the ME Front Office, people can come in through the exterior entrance across from the Mathematics Building or from the stairwell on the second floor of the Mechanical Engineering Wing.

Feb. 14:

Construction is officially underway. The hallway leading to ECME offices will remain open, giving students ongoing access to their advisors. The hallway to the north wing is closed for construction. 

Hallway in Mechanical Engineering wing