Westward Expansion

The College of Engineering is expanding to West Campus.

Engineering Collaborative Research and Education Building under construction, photo by Steve Tressler


The College of Engineering is gradually moving a portion of its research, instruction, and outreach spaces to the expanding West Campus at University Park, which will allow for renovations of Sackett Building and the eventual demolition of Hammond Building in the central part of campus. The $89 million Engineering Design and Innovation Building opened on West Campus last fall, while the Engineering Collaborative Research and Education Building (above)—a $228 million project that will house the college’s outreach and inclusion offices and advising center as well as four academic units—is scheduled to open in time for the fall 2024 semester.

Demolition of the north and south wings of Sackett is scheduled for summer 2025. The Kunkle Lounge and Engineering Units A, B, and C, which sit between Hammond and the Hintz Family Alumni Center, will also be demolished. Internal renovations to Sackett, including student lounges and study areas, are expected to be completed by fall 2027, with total costs estimated at $90 million. Demolition of Hammond, which will create more than 3 acres of open space along West College Avenue, is slated to begin in 2028.