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|Groundbreaking for the
College of Engineering expansion took place Friday, Oct. 25, in the atrium
between Rathbone and Fiedler halls. (Photo: David
The College of Engineering is planning a phase four
expansion to add 107,000 square feet of instructional, research and office space
to the current engineering complex. The new facility will enhance the
educational experience for the college's more than 3,500 students and 300
faculty and staff. It will open in the fall of 2015. Groundbreaking for the new
facility took place Friday, Oct. 25, in the atrium between Rathbone and Fiedler
"Excitement is growing as we get ready to begin construction on
phase four of the engineering complex," said Gary Clark, interim dean of the
College of Engineering. "The passage of the University Engineering Initiative
Act by our state legislators showed just how important our programs, faculty and
students are to the state of Kansas and its economy."
Engineering Initiative Act aims to increase the number of engineering graduates
by more than 50 percent in the state of Kansas during a 10-year period. As
Kansas State University becomes a Top 50 public research university by 2025, the
new facility will help recruit and retain high-quality students while
establishing nationally recognized research programs and strengthening corporate
The current engineering complex includes Rathbone, Durland
and Fiedler halls. The new facility will be at the northeast corner of College
Heights Road and Denison Avenue, across from Ahearn Field House.
building will have a flexible environment for interdisciplinary learning and
collaboration. It will include classrooms; teaching and research laboratories;
an auditorium; faculty and administrative offices; and student gathering areas.
It will also bring all eight departments in close proximity and house the
computing and information sciences department and the electrical and computer
engineering department. Rathbone Hall will be remodeled so that the front doors
open to a reception center, a 250-seat auditorium and a conference room to meet
the needs of students, faculty and alumni.
"The phase four engineering
expansion program will have a great impact student within the College of
Engineering," said Brendan Bishop, senior in mechanical engineering, Parkville,
Mo., and president of the Engineering Student Council. "This facility expansion
will give students access to additional labs, study areas and expand the
capabilities of our design teams. This project will contribute to the already
extensive resources available to all students within the engineering program and
be a great addition for our college."
The new space also will house the
college's student design teams and organizations. Because of its location and
direct access to the Collaborative Learning Center, the new space will bring
students close to the Scholars Assisting Scholars Program.
record of academic achievement in educating the next generation of engineering,
computer science, and construction science and management graduates will only be
enhanced through this building expansion that will provide additional facilities
for our world-class research, teaching and learning experiences here in the
college," Clark said.
The estimated cost for the project is $40 million,
which includes design and construction costs; furniture, fixtures and equipment;
and associated fees and contingencies. The project will be primarily funded
through private donations, and a capital campaign is underway. Alumni Carl and
Mary Ice have provided the first gift for the building.
"As proud alumni
of Kansas State, we have confidence in the leadership of the university and its
future," said Carl Ice, a College of Engineering alumnus. "This expansion will
help Kansas State reach its 2025 vision."
Construction of the
project will be accelerated though the issuance of bonds to be serviced through
the University Engineering Initiative Act and construction
The project architects and construction managers were
selected in April through an open selection process. The contracted architects
are Perkins+Will, who teamed with Nevius Serig Palmer Architecture and
Affiliated Engineers Inc. The construction managers are McCownGordon
More information about the project is available at www.engg.ksu.edu/phaseiv/
For information about the
capital campaign and naming opportunities for the project, contact Lori Rogge,
director of development for the College of Engineering, at 785-532-7539, firstname.lastname@example.org
; or Danielle Young,
development coordinator for the College of Engineering, at 785-532-7609, email@example.com
of Business Administration
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the new College of Business Administration building took place on Friday, Oct.
The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space
featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a
financial research lab and an executive conference room. The plans include
dedicated space for entrepreneurship and sales education, as well as space for
study, collaboration and networking throughout the building. The goal is to
deliver the brightest future possible for business students, including
collaboration with industry and networking opportunities from the start of their
The architect team of Ebert Mayo/PGAV has been selected
for the new College of Business Administration building at Kansas State
University. The team was chosen through a national competition conducted this
Construction is expected to start in September 2014 and be
completed in July 2016.
The Ebert Mayo Design Group is a full-service
architecture and design firm based in Manhattan, Kan. They have designed
numerous projects for Kansas State including the garage and renovations to the
K-State Student Union, Seaton Hall, Calvin Hall, and Peters Recreation Complex.
They have also designed the K-State Salina Student Life Center, the University
of Kansas Student Recreation Fitness Center, and many higher education and K-12
academic buildings. Ebert Mayo developed the new College of Business
Administration conceptual renderings you have previously seen, so they are very
familiar with the project and our needs.
PGAV is an architecture and
planning firm located in both Kansas City and St. Louis. They have designed
numerous university projects, including the Price College of Business at the
University of Oklahoma, the Hunt College of Business at the University of
Central Arkansas, the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University, as
well as the completed addition and renovation of Justin Hall at K-State.
|Groundbreaking for the new
College of Business Administration building took place on Friday, Oct.
25. (Photo: David Mayes)|
Orazem & Scalora Engineering specializes in mechanical, electrical and
plumbing design. Recent projects for Kansas State include the garage,
renovations to both East and West Memorial Stadium, and the Mosier Hall
Proposed features for the new building
include: 140,00 square feet of space; One 250-person lecture hall; Three
tiered 80-person classrooms; Thirteen 50-person classrooms; Three
50-station computer labs; One 50-person financial research lab; One
20-person investment management lab; Innovation and study space for student
group work; 16 2-person study rooms; 16 4-person study rooms; 16
6-person study rooms; Individual study spaces spread throughout the
building; Dedicated space for student organizations and graduate
assistants; Large atrium with seating/networking space and a coffee
shop; Student Services; office with space for 20 advisors, reception area
for 20, one conference room and three staff offices; Dedicated space for
the Entrepreneurship Center; Additional room for the National Strategic
Selling Institute; 90 faculty & staff offices; Four department
suites with conference rooms; Space for Executives-in-Residence and