One lab is a cold room capable of arctic research to -30C.
A Teaching Moment
Instrumentation and sensors are installed throughout the steel moment frame structure as a teaching tool.
Engineering on Display. An expanded capacity to teach engineering and industrial design meets the growing demand for education at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s College of Engineering. This 3-part project includes a new Engineering and Industry Building, a parking garage with skybridge, and renovation of the circa 1983 Engineering building. The 4-story Engineering and Industry Building includes many high-tech and unique devices for monitoring seismic activity, energy consumption, weather statistics and sidewalk snowmelt. They are linked to a building automation system that displays information on monitors throughout the facility. There are windows to observe utility (mechanical and electrical) and teaching spaces, making the building a more interactive environment for student learning. These systems are part of the “Engineering on Display” initiative, designed to use the building as a teaching tool for students. Other spaces include food service and study areas to serve students and reduce the need to leave the building. With some 40 new faculty offices, both students and staff enjoy a more efficient working and learning environment.
For more information on the campus, including other Reid Middleton projects at UAA, see the links below: