Construction continues on the $50 million renovation of the GG Brown Memorial Laboratories, with Phase 1 already complete. The renovation started in the summer of 2014.
“We’re currently in the midst of Phase 3 of the renovation, with Phase 2 completed in August and Phase 3 scheduled for December (2015),” said Noel Perkins, Associate Chair for Facilities and Planning and Donald T. Greenwood Collegiate Professor.
The renovation will bring new spaces designed for the MEX50 Design and Manufacturing class series as well as an office for ME student societies on the first floor of GGB. On the second floor, there will be new spaces designed for the lab measurement classes ME395 and ME495, the Learning Center, a larger classroom, a CAEN Lab, the ME Academic Services Office (ASO), a large conference room and other ME administration offices. A dramatic staircase will also be added to connect the first and second floors.
“This project has been a huge undertaking but with all of the growth the ME department has seen over the past decade, it was extremely important,” said Kon-Well Wang, Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair and Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor. “It will allow the Department to provide our students, staff and faculty with state- of-the-art facilities and will create a truly outstanding student-centric environment.”