Our team celebrated the topping out milestone on the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Engineering Classroom and Research Building project. This project is part of PVAMU’s larger initiative to increase their capacity to support their growing engineering program.
The three-story, 106,000 SF new academic building will contain both classroom and office space to accommodate PVAMU’s growing population of engineering students. Dedicated direct instruction spaces, including six general lecture classrooms and 14 laboratories for specialized instruction, will make up nearly two-thirds of the building and will support undergraduate education in chemical, mechanical, and civil engineering. The facility will not only include spaces for undergraduate education, but also spaces dedicated to research activities. The remaining one-third of the building will include wet labs; labs for manufacturing materials, devices, and sensors; and computational labs to support faculty and graduate research activities. In addition to the cast-in-place concrete academic building with a steel penthouse and flat roof system, this project includes a nearby one and one-half-story high-bay space that will be used for structural manufacturing, fabrication, and testing.
The Engineering Classroom and Research Building project will help propel PVAMU’s College of Engineering to new heights. The topping out milestone brings PVAMU even closer to fulfilling their goals, and we are proud to have a hand in promoting multidisciplinary research and interdisciplinary collaboration through this project.
The architect for this project is Stantec.