The Engineering Hall Project has been awarded LEED Gold Certification achieving 63 of a possible 110 points on the sustainable design & construction rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED certification program is administered by the Green Building Certification Institute. Engineering Hall is the first LEED Gold Certification project at Marquette.
Other university projects recognized by the USGBC are; LEED Certification for the renovation of McCabe Hall and LEED Certification for the construction of Zilber Hall. Eckstein Hall was recognized as a LEED Silver Certification Project. We are currently using sustainable design practices and pursuing LEED Certification on the renovation projects at Sensenbrenner, Johnston, and Marquette Halls.
Construction update and photos
The first phase of the project, the Simulation Lab, is complete and students are attending classes in the new space. The core areas and corridors have been finished on each floor.
Site concrete is complete on the east and west side of the new addition. The temporary sidewalk is being removed and the site fence and construction trailer will be relocated. The west parking lot will be closed on Friday, August 9th.
Interior construction of the clinic space and faculty practice continues and the Dental Store will be moved to their new location by the end of July.
The 45,000 square foot addition to the School of Dentistry building will open on a phased basis, with facilities for student academic work opening first in August 2013. When completed the building expansion will create space to increase the enrollment, improve the faculty practice clinic and add research labs to the building.
Demolition of the former legal research addition is complete and structural underpinning and basement excavation has begun. Masonry cleaning is in progress on the North facade.
For more information, view the Historic Core Weekly Project Update. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of the University Architect at 414.288.7335.
Demolition has started on the first floor and will begin on the unoccupied portions of the third floor.
A Visualization Lab will be constructed in Engineering Hall starting in late summer of 2013. The Visualization Lab will be a facility to be used by members of the entire Marquette University community to (1) demonstrate how visualization technology can be used in learning, research, and industry, (2) teach the theory rooted in this technology, and (3) create technologically advantageous visualization content.