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Master Facilities Plan Implementation

In 2018, Penn State* engaged Payette, a Boston-based architecture firm, to develop a master plan and framework to increase the quantity, improve the quality, and optimize the distribution and organization of the College of Engineering’s physical space across two budgetary funding cycles through 2028.

Watch an archived livestream of the July 16, 2021, West Campus groundbreaking celebration.

With the construction of two new teaching and research buildings on West Campus, a new hub of engineering activity is taking shape at University Park; one where students, faculty, alumni, staff, and members of industry can converge and collaborate.

The West Campus development now underway is the first component of the plan that will also transform the college’s presence on Central Campus and our impact across the country and around the globe.

We invite you to learn more about the ongoing transformation and how you can help to support our efforts to engineer solutions and build a better future.

“Educating the engineers of tomorrow, deploying groundbreaking research methods to address challenges that span disciplines, connecting and reconnecting with alumni and industry partners — activities like these at the core of our identity are supercharged in spaces purposefully designed to spark creativity and collaboration. These are more than buildings; they are opportunities for our faculty and students to impact society in deeply meaningful ways.”
—Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

*Visit Penn State's Educational Equity website to learn more about the University's Acknowledgment of Land, a statement made in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Student Association and the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance.