The South Annex Addition to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences will build a larger community within the entire engineering facility and foster innovation in teaching, learning, and discovery.
The Annex features new formal and informal research spaces, varied sizes of active learning classrooms, student development and tutoring spaces, and the creation of a new common lobby centered around a technology-rich student project design studio that brings the entire engineering community together. This includes 4,000 SF of student collaboration space, including more than 200 seats for work groups, and a 128-seat, state-of-the-art, tiered lecture hall with three giant screens. Renovation work in the existing building includes creating an Engineering Learning Commons adjacent to the engineering library space. The Commons will include flexible study and presentation spaces for faculty and students use.