The $85-million contract calls for the construction of about a 14,000-sq. m.r new engineering facility that will house education, research and entrepreneurship initiatives at the Pratt School of Engineering.
The building site is located on Research Drive near the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine & Applied Sciences and next to Bostock Library.
In a statement, Duke University said that the new building will expand engineering student programming space by nearly 50 percent, with two floors for active-learning teaching and design spaces; specialized educational centers focused on entrepreneurship and energy, engineering and environment; and a Learning Commons dedicated to nurturing teaching excellence and the student experience.
The project is expected to be completed in November 2020.