Vaughn served as construction manager-at-risk for Prairie View A&M University’s 106,000 SF Engineering Classroom and Research Building, specifically designed for the university’s growing engineering program. Nearly two-thirds of the square footage is designated for direct instruction, with six general classrooms and 14 instructional labs for chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. The remaining third of the facility is dedicated to engineering research by faculty and graduate students. The research area includes wet labs, labs for smart manufacturing of materials, devices, and sensors, and computational labs.
The three-story, cast-in-place concrete structure has a steel penthouse and flat roof system. It also includes a story and-a-half high bay space for structural manufacturing, fabrication, and testing.
“The new building gives students access to high-quality resources and the latest technology and gives PVAMU engineering programs the opportunity to grow and change,” said a Vaughn project manager. “We are thrilled to work with PVAMU on this project.”