How can I help make Phase IV become a reality?
The only way we can accomplish this transformational project is with the philanthropic support of the entire K-State nation. Please click HERE to find out more about opportunities in the new Phase IV expansion.
Why did we build Phase IV?
Phase IV is ultimately about enhancing the educational experience for our students and faculty. This facility is the centerpiece of an overall Master Plan for the K-State College of Engineering, ensuring that our facilities continue to meet the 21st century needs of students and faculty.
The new space is bringing all eight departments in close proximity and house Computing and Information Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering which will continue to enhance collaboration and innovation.
The new space is building camaraderie between the student design teams and organizations. The design promotes collaboration and is allowing students to more efficiently utilize the Scholars Assisting Scholars Program to enhance the learning experience.
How will this project impact the rest of the College of Engineering?
Since the first drawing and applied mechanics classes were offered at K-State in 1884, the College of Engineering has grown and changed with the times. Seaton Hall was the first official home of engineering. Three buildings were added from 1976 to 2000 with Durland, Rathbone and Fiedler Halls, and West Seaton was renovated in 2005 to accommodate the growth of the college. Classes are also currently held in Ward and Nichols Halls. The new engineering building is housing an increasing number of students and faculty, facilitating collaboration, hands-on learning and innovation with new research labs, teaching labs and classrooms. With the expansion, the opportunity will also arise for renovation of the current space housed by Electrical and Computer Engineering and the third floor of Seaton Hall to handle the continued growth over the next ten years.