UMKC School of Computer and Engineering Research Center Breaks Ground

Sep 27, 2018 | Campus

UMKC’s School of Computing & Engineering Education & Research Center officially broke ground on September 26.

The new 58,000-square foot building will address the needs of the growing program with an addition to Flarsheim Hall, located at the corner of 51st Street and Rockhill Road.

The new Center will complement the existing facilities and provide cutting edge environments for experiential hands-on learning, undergraduate and graduate research, student projects, and entrepreneurial growth. The program integrates teaching, research, virtual reality, and maker space for mechanical, electrical, computer science, structural, and student teams.

Cutting-edge educational design will promote and support collaboration and interdisciplinary work, as well as promote industry and community engagement.

Odimo with PGAV led the Owners Technical Consultant (OTC) team for the project. The OTC team created the project program, developed the technical requirements, validated the budget, documented the guidelines for the competitive design-build selection process, and is providing technical support on UMKC’s behalf during design and construction. PGAV and Odimo are joined by Branch Pattern, SK Design Group, Wallace Engineering on the OTC team.

A design-build team lead by Whiting-Turner Construction and HOK team was awarded the project in May of this year, and is now leading the design and construction process, with support from Ross & Baruzzini, Antella Consulting Engineers, Taliaferro & Brown, and Alper Audi.

The anticipated completion date of the new building is Spring of 2020.

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