Lord Aeck Sargent collaborated on the designs of Phases 3 and 4 of the Science and Engineering Complex.
The South Engineering Research Center (3), provides the University with unique research and educational spaces for several Departments within the College of Engineering. The facility includes more than 22,000 sf of high-bay research, testing and teaching spaces for a variety of purposes, including large-scale structural analysis, structural materials testing, electromechanical device development, and an automotive engine testing center with multiple individual test cells including a full chassis dynamometer. Laboratory facilities include mechatronics, microelectronics and network engineering research spaces. The building also includes mechanical and electrical teaching labs that are shared by all departments that focus on interdisciplinary approaches to engineered solutions.
The North Engineering Research Center (4), supports the College of Engineering by providing materials characterization research and teaching components. The building includes a central electron microscopy facility and fully operational cleanroom. Laboratories target advanced educational and research activities in the area of computer simulations and automated systems.
Both buildings provide faculty office space and workspaces for graduate students and laboratory technicians. The design of the buildings integrate students, faculty, teaching and research both within its overall organization and by providing a variety of interactive and collaborative work, study and meeting environments.
Phase 3 was designed in collaboration with Davis Architects. Phase 4 was designed in collaboration with Williams Blackstock Architects.