Engineering Building construction
Construction of the new engineering building will be ready for classes in the fall of 2009. It is located near the corner of Main Street West and Cootes Drive.
The five-storey, 125,000 square foot building is the first phase of a building complex for the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Health Sciences. Design development and planning for the building began in the spring of 2006 and construction began in the fall. The building includes space for new graduate schools within the Faculty of Engineering, including the School of Biomedical Engineering, the School for Engineering Practice, Mechatronics and Energy Studies.
Research labs, classrooms and offices will be used by new faculty members (estimated at 45), new graduate students (estimated at 280) and first-year students (estimated at 850). The building will also include meeting and presentation rooms, a machine shop and student club rooms.