A key element of a large expansion of the School of Engineering, this interdisciplinary research building opened in 2012 at the complex on West 15th Street. Its focus is energy/transportation, global change, composite materials/technology, and sustainable building practices.
TreanorHL Science & Technology of Lawrence designed the $23-million project, funded in part by a $12.3 million National Institute of Standards & Technology grant.
Its 46,735 square feet of flexible research facilities include biomaterials, ground-penetrating radar, acoustics, structural soundness, and biofuels. A greenhouse and rooftop solar panels provide further research opportunities.
A large extension, the Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 (LEEP2) building, opened in 2015.