The Engineering Building opened in 2000 to accommodate enrollment and address the need for a modern learning facility for engineering students.  Oates provided site and structural design for the original 129,000 square foot, four-story facility.  Continued growth at the school spurred the need for additional office, classroom, and laboratory space, as well as specialized space for equipment to support hands-on learning.

The expansion, a 32,000 square foot annex, connects to the original building via an enclosed bridge.  The four-story addition to the northwest corner of the building complements the existing structure.  In connection with the expansion, Oates designed a 400 square foot bio-swale to manage storm water runoff from the relocated service road.  Oates also designed a 1,500 square foot patio constructed with pervious pavers.  This project is striving for LEED Silver certification.

Oates provided LEED consulting, survey and site design.

Project Stats

Engineering Building Annex
Edwardsville, Illinois
Construction Cost: $14,200,000
Completion Date: 2014
Client: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville