Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville, School of Engineering

Edwardsville, Illinois

  • FIRM

    FGM Architects Inc.

  • CLIENT

    State of Illinois Capital Development Bond

  • AREA

    128,673 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $18,995,818.50

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2000

The new School of Engineering is the first building of the new millennium for the 2,600-acre Edwardsville campus.

The building was designed to achieve three main goals: to gather the program, which was scattered throughout various buildings around the campus; to create a cutting-edge research facility; and to create an expandable, adaptable structure that serves as ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$144.01FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio learning laboratory that displays the integration of architecture and engineering.

The facility houses an array of engineering labs including a wind tunnel, concrete design and testing lab, an advanced robotics lab, computer-integrated manufacturing equipment lab, virtual-reality lab, specialized research labs, and a 100-seat integrated technology auditorium. From the atrium of the building, elevated walkways connect the east and west wings of the second and third floors. Each classroom is computer networked, and several computer labs allow students to connect to their research.