PROVO — Engineering students at Brigham Young University will soon have a new home.
A new Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology building is expected to be finished in time for the fall 2018 semester, BYU announced Tuesday. Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for May 9.
Construction will take place on the south side of campus near 900 North and 700 East, where the Knight Magnum Building was formerly located. The Knight Magnum Building, which served various purposes over the decades, was demolished in 2008.
There will be 158 faculty offices and 54 teaching labs in the new five-story building, which will “cascade down the hillside,” according to a news release from BYU. It will be 200,000 square feet.
All costs for the new building will be covered by donations, according to the university.
“We are pleased and profoundly grateful that, with the support of so many, the fundraising goal for the building was reached,” said Alan Parkinson, dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, in a statement. “Alumni and friends of the college have stepped up in major way, and other BYU colleges and departments have generously helped.”
In addition to the new building, engineering students will continue to use the W.W. Clyde Building, Crabtree Building and Snell Building.
A livestream of the May 9 groundbreaking will start at 3 p.m.