Dedicated on November 15, 1894, Engineering Hall was designed by George Bullard, a student of Nathan Ricker. The 63,800 square foot building cost $162,278.40 to construct and featured an interior richly appointed with oak and a ceiling paneled in Washington fir. It was the first University building constructed solely for the use of a single college.
In Fall 1998, work began on an $8M renovation, designed to restore the building to its original stature. On June 12, 1998, the relocation of staff and furnishings from the building were complete and on August 1, 1998, work formally began and the renovation was completed in 2000.
The class of 1894 inscribed their class numerals in a stone tablet by the Green Street entrance as a class memorial. It was the 6th class gift given to the University.
|Selected Images of Engineering Hall|
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