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Weber State University Breaks Ground for New Campus Building in Layton

Mon July 01, 2019 - West Edition #14
Weber State University


Officials break ground on the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building.
(Weber State University photo)
Officials break ground on the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building. (Weber State University photo)
Officials break ground on the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building.
(Weber State University photo) Weber State University broke ground for the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building at WSU Davis on May 22.
(Weber State University photo) (Weber State University photo) (Weber State University photo)

Weber State University broke ground for the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building at WSU Davis on May 22.

The 50,000 sq.-ft. building will help the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology (EAST) accommodate growth. For the past five years, Weber State has led state institutions in awarding engineering and computer science degrees. In addition to providing a location for computer science and software engineering courses, the building will be the new home of the automotive technology program.

GSBS Architects designed the building and R&O Construction has been awarded the contract. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2020. The $20 million project will include a new primary entrance to the campus from State Route 193, which will relieve pressure on the existing entry and allow faster access.

"With this groundbreaking we begin creating a new, much-needed home for automotive and computing at WSU Davis," said David Ferro, EAST dean. "We have an innovative, exciting space planned that will increase our capacity to educate students and support Utah's workforce."

For more information, visit weber.edu/wsutoday.




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