Photo gallery: K-State celebrates opening of Engineering Hall with ribbon-cutting ceremony

K-State Alumni Communications

The College of Engineering at Kansas State University officially marked the opening of Engineering Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 1. Engineering Hall has created approximately 108,000 square feet of instructional, research and office space in support of interdisciplinary learning and collaboration in the college. It houses the computing and information sciences, and electrical and computer engineering. 

“As the largest engineering program in the state, we could not be more proud to officially open Engineering Hall, where we will educate the next generation of engineers,” said Darren Dawson, dean of the College of Engineering. 

The front doors of Rathbone Hall now open to the Carl and Mary Ice Reception Center, a 250-seat auditorium, and a conference room to meet the needs of students, faculty and alumni. A highlight of the ground-floor level is the Alan and Jan Levin Student Design Team Suite, a designated space for student competition teams to create engineering designs while developing practical skills in leadership and collaboration.

“I was lucky enough to see the plans for Engineering Hall early on at the Dean's Advisory Council meetings,” said Steve Kirchhoff ’79, who serves as vice president for ExxonMobil and made a gift to support the engineering expansion. “I was impressed with how the modern, open design and collaborative space would add to the K-State engineering experience.”

(Photos: Ashley Pauls)

Engineering Hall renovations are now complete, offering approximately 108,000 square feet of instructional, research and office space.

Kansas State University officials participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Engineering Hall.

Guests were invited to tour the newly completed Engineering Hall renovations after the ribbon-cutting ceremony April 1.

A crowd of Kansas State University supporters dressed in purple attended the Engineering Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Carl and Mary Ice Reception Center welcomes guests to the new Engineering Hall at Kansas State University.

The new Engineering Hall will facilitate exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration within the College of Engineering.

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