UNLV Secures $1.75M Planning Funds for Engineering Building

Rendering of the new Advanced Engineering Studies Building, courtesy of PGAL + SMITHGROUP JJR

Jun. 7, 2017

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is excited to announce that the Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 553, providing $1.75 million for advance planning for our new building.

Currently, the College of Engineering’s 172,000 square feet of space is insufficient to meet the needs of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and research efforts. Our undergraduate population has grown 30% in the last three years, and data shows that trend will continue.

Further, with UNLV’s stated commitment to becoming a Top Tier research university—placing us among the top 100 American institutions—providing state-of-the-art facilities is more critical than ever. Achieving this goal is inhibited by lack of space and severely limited facilities.

The new Advanced Engineering Studies Building will focus on flexible, adaptable, modular spaces that inspire innovation, collaboration and creativity. A college-wide “maker-space” will be included, inspiring collaboration among engineering students and those from other disciplines.

As the planning continues, we will immediately start working on securing the 50% matching funds that will be required to build and complete the project.

 

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