Carleton University has broken ground on a $16-million facility for its Faculty of Engineering and Design aimed at triggering new “collaborative opportunities” with industry partners and providing more hands-on learning experiences for students.
Construction on the new 25,000-square-foot Engineering Design Centre on Library Road began earlier this month. The facility will provide space for fourth-year students to work together on design projects.
The three-storey building designed in a joint venture by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects will feature a makerspace with technology such as laser and waterjet cutters, 3D printers and injection moulding machines as well as design studios, workshops and meeting areas.
Engineering and design dean Larry Kostiuk said the new space will combine both theory and practice.