Quick Facts & FAQs

Total Cost:
$80 million
Building Size: 200,000 square feet
24-month construction period
5 stories
on the east side

Quick Facts:

Location: South of the Clyde Building (the new building will connect directly to the existing Clyde Building at all above-ground levels)
Construction time: 24 months
Total cost: $80 million
Building size: 200,000 square feet (five stories high at its highest)

  • 38% of space devoted to laboratories
  • 27% of space for classrooms, projects, and hands-on learning
  • 22% of space for offices and student services
  • 13% for student spaces (study areas, team meeting rooms, conference rooms)

What happens to the existing Clyde and Crabtree Buildings?

These buildings will remain an important part of educating engineering and technology students. Many areas of the Clyde Building will be upgraded and remodeled to better facilitate teaching and research activities. Space will be freed up in the Crabtree Building, and it will continue to be the home for the School of Technology.

How will the new building be different from the Clyde Building?

  • Bright and open with windows that bring in natural light
  • Open and flexible teaching spaces
  • Spaces to exhibit and showcase engineering
  • Larger research communities
  • A central building commons
  • Dedicated space and resources for projects

Where will the new building be located?

The new building will be located directly south of the Clyde Building and will connect to the Clyde at all aboveground levels. These two buildings will work together as a system.

How will this new facility contribute to the tradition of academic excellence at BYU?

The new engineering building will communicate a sense of excitement and vision about engineering at BYU. It indicates the university’s willingness to invest in the next generation of engineers and technical leaders. The addition of this building will signal BYU’s continuing commitment to be on par with the best engineering educational institutions in the world.

Which departments will be housed in the building?

The department and faculty offices for

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

will be in the new building, along with key teaching and research spaces associated with each department.

When will construction begin?

Following the standard university practice, construction will begin once the project is fully funded.  The groundbreaking has been set for May 9, 2016