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.
Opened in August 2016, the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture and Life Sciences Complex, home of the Marburger STEM Center, provides Lawrence Tech students and faculty with 36,700 square feet of much needed laboratory and collaboration space to support emerging multidisciplinary programs. The Taubman Complex enjoys a prominent place on campus, linking the Science Building and the current Engineering Building, which also will undergo a major renovation.
The Taubman Complex houses the robotics program on the first floor, science and engineering 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 opened for classes in August 2016.
Subsequent phases of this project are expected to include an addition to the one-story wing of the Engineering Building, additional classroom and laboratory 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.
Groundbreaking for the first phase of the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture and Life Sciences Complex, which connects the Science and Engineering Buildings, was held in September 2014. The Taubman Complex opened in August 2016, providing new and expanded facilities for Lawrence Tech’s robotics program, science labs, and biomedical engineering labs, as well as space for multidisciplinary student collaboration.