Creating a Space for Exploration and Innovation
Whitworth leadership, with input from the Whitworth Engineering & Physics Department, plans to construct a world-class engineering building. It's the university's No. 1 capital priority.
A building site has been chosen flanking three other STEM-dedicated buildings to utilize shared learning spaces. Preliminary design plans are in hand for a 19,600-square-foot structure at a cost of $15.5 million.
- Two Design Laboratories with 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters and electronics benches to create prototypes
- Metal Shop and Wood Shop maker spaces to encourage hands-on experimentation and development of practical solutions to problems
- Computational Lab with commercial and custom software to begin the design process by modeling mechanical and electrical components
- Collaborative Spaces to foster teamwork in assembly, testing and design iteration
Use of the circa 1967 Eric Johnston Science Center will continue for some engineering & physics department classrooms, labs and offices.