New Bio, Energy, Nano Building Will Transform CMU
CIT's success is due in part to its collaborative culture. We work across engineering disciplines to tackle complex technical problems and drive innovation. To ensure that CIT remains one of the world's top engineering schools, the university has committed to build a new biomedical engineering, energy and nanotechnology facility to provide the necessary infrastructure for exciting discoveries and unparalleled educational opportunities.
Representing a new focal point for CIT, the 100,000 sq. ft. building will house a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility, the Biomedical Engineering Department and CMU's Energy Futures Institute. An estimated 200 faculty members and students will be based in the building, whose design and location will foster collaboration. Throughout the structure, there will be shared research labs, and the building itself will be physically connected to other engineering and computer science buildings on campus—Hamerschlag, Wean and Roberts Halls, creating a sense of working "under one roof." Located at one end of the Mall and overlooking Panther Hollow, the building will transform CMU physically and symbolically by uniting research and education, while also creating a vibrant center for campus life. We hope to start construction in 2012, with completion in 2014.
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