UW opens $102 million interdisciplinary engineering building

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September 15, 2022

UW President Ana Mari Cauce (center left) and UW College of Engineering Dean Nancy Allbritton (center right) ceremonially break ground with engineering students Liban Hussein (l) and Aisha Cora (r) on the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building.

Wearing purple hard hats and using gold-plated shovels, University of Washington officials broke ground on Thursday on a new $102 million interdisciplinary engineering building to be built along Stevens Way east of the Husky Union Building. . When complete, the state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot building will be an example of a student-focused learning facility supported by public and private investment. The project aims to fuel economic growth and create a pool of future local engineering talent.

The IEB will provide much-needed space for project-based collaborative learning as well as a student-focused “home” for undergraduate engineering students. The new College of Engineering building will provide a welcoming and inclusive space to introduce students to more engineering pathways and facilitate the discoveries of tomorrow.

“Our great public university is dedicated to creating access to excellence for students in our state,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “With this new facility, we will be able to open doors of opportunity for even more talented and motivated future engineers. address the greatest challenges facing our communities.

The Dean of the College of Engineering, Nancy Allbritton, thanked the community partners, businesses and individuals who have already pledged their support:

  • Washington State, which contributed $50 million.
  • Boeing, which donated $10 million to name the second tier of the IEB, which will include the IA Engineering Institute.
  • Amazon, which on Thursday announced a $5 million donation for the Student Support Suite.
  • T-Mobile, which on Thursday announced a $5 million donation to name the Engineering Academic Center focused on supporting students.
  • UW alumni, individuals and other organizations who have contributed more than $18 million.

Construction of the IEB is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

Tag(s): College of Engineering • Nancy Allbritton

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