Uni of Glasgow selects architects to design new engineering building

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Engineering Building, Woods Bagot,
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The University of Glasgow has selected architects Woods Bagot to design and deliver the new Engineering Building as part of the University’s £1bn Campus Development Programme

Alongside offering innovative teaching spaces and laboratories, the vision for student learning in the new engineering building focuses on a large, dynamic Creativity Lab.

The engineering building will be a living laboratory, driven by Smart Building and Smart Campus technologies, where researchers and students engage with the building’s energy and structural performance data and where new technologies can be researched and tested.

The building will also be outward-facing, showcasing engineering at Glasgow, with facilities for industry and public engagement, and social spaces.

Margaret Lucas, Professor of Ultrasonics at the University of Glasgow, who leads the project, said: “Glasgow is renowned for engineering innovation, and the discoveries made here have shaped the world around us for centuries. This is now an opportunity to change how we do engineering at the University of Glasgow, and create our future world-shaping engineering heritage.

“Our vision is a building that not only supports world-class learning and teaching, but is also a collaborative and creative space, helping to drive discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship for our students, staff and wider community.

“Working with the team at Woods Bagot is an exciting collaboration for us, to develop a new unique and iconic home for Engineering at the University of Glasgow.”

Woods Bagot Principal Jonathan Leah added: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the University of Glasgow and its passionate and engaged group of stakeholders to provide user-centric solutions that address the Engineering Building’s needs now and well into the future.”

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