Proud Heritage Bold Future Campaign
The goals of Lawrence Tech's ambitious campaign, which concludes having raised more than $125 million, were to build the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex, home of the Marburger STEM Center, and upgrade the existing Engineering Building to provide a collaborative, high-tech, learning environment for emerging technologies such as robotics, biomedical engineering, mechatronics, life sciences, and architectural engineering.
When it is completed in August 2016, the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex, home of the Marburger STEM Center, will provide Lawrence Tech students and faculty with 36,700 square feet of much needed classroom, lab, and work space to support emerging, multi-disciplinary programs. It will enjoy a prominent place on campus, linking the Science Building and the current Engineering Building, which also will be undergoing a major renovation.
The project will house the robotics program on the first floor, science labs on the second floor, and biomedical labs and open areas for student work teams on the third floor. Other spaces will be allocated in the modular design as technologies and needs evolve.
The $16.9 million A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex will be open for classes in August 2016.
Subsequent phases will include a two-story addition to the B wing of the Engineering Building, additional classroom and lab space, and relocated, expanded resources for a variety of programs, including Architectural Engineering and Industrial Design.
|The new A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex was designed by renowned architect Thom Mayne of Culver City, Calif. Founder of Morphosis, an internationally recognized architecture and design firm, the Harvard-trained architect is known for his emphasis on green architecture.|
The architect/engineer of record is Albert Kahn Associates, known internationally for their passion to explore new materials and construction methods. Kahn’s ability to design for extreme conditions were key to making this unique design feasible. The new facility will reflect an ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable technology at LTU and will obtain LEED-Silver certification. The Kahn team includes several LTU alumni. The firm has offices in Detroit, MI and Sao Paulo, Brazil.