Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, has opened a $70 million Engineering Classroom and Research Building (ENCARB).
The university says ENCARB is the sixth building to be added to the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering complex.
Nearly two-thirds of the building's 106,000 square feet are dedicated to classroom instruction and specialized labs. The lab spaces support multidisciplinary research in space exploration, data analytics and artificial intelligence, robotics, structural analysis, 3-D manufacturing, and more.
The remaining third of the facility provides dedicated research lab space for faculty and graduate students.
ENCARB is the engineering college’s first new facility in nearly two decades, a period in which enrollment has nearly doubled; the college is now home to over 1,100 students and more than 100 faculty members, researchers and staff.
The architect is Stantec Architecture, and the builder is Vaughn Construction.