Wichita State University, Experiential Engineering Building
Wichita State University
Project size: 161,000 square feet
The Wichita State University – Experiential Engineering Building (EEB) serves as the “Inspirational Gateway” to the Innovation Campus Masterplan on a highly significant site, east of the main-core campus. As the first of four future buildings, the EEB offers high visibility to attract donors, draw expertise and inspire the university’s youth. The EEB functions to create important opportunities and partnerships for the students, faculty, university, private businesses, and public organizations that benefit from co-location and will keep Wichita State University at the forefront of technological and engineering advances in the business world.
The EEB provides approximately 124,000-square feet of instructional, research and office space and house the Technology Transfer and Experiential Learning programs for the College of Engineering. The Technology Transfer program will allow for expansion support for entrepreneurial development of technology-based businesses, new business spin-outs, licensing intellectual property, and external entrepreneurs. The Experiential Learning program is essential to support and grow Wichita as an engineering hub for the United States. The WSU College of Engineering instructs engineering classes within the Experiential Engineering facility enabling curriculum to be delivered and practiced by students in a contextualized learning environment.
This project was completed with WDM as Prime Architect and Perkins+Will as the Design Architect.