Engineered for discovery
The $66 million, 125,000-square-foot Engineering and Science Building is the latest addition to Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex. Connecting with the Biotechnology Building and the future Center of Excellence Building via a glass rotunda, the new building celebrates Binghamton University's spirit and tradition of research excellence while meeting the growing needs of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The building is home to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the dean's office, as well as research centers, flexible student and laboratory spaces such as the Seymour Kunis Media Core, suites for business start-ups and offices that support the University's ongoing and expanding industry partnerships.
It integrates the latest technology with a modern and functional infrastructure to provide the innovative atmosphere and practical working environment critical to successful cutting-edge research.
A core research model emboldens faculty and students in developing research areas such as microelectronics or network security to share equipment and ideas, fostering collaboration and limiting the duplication of resources.
Furthermore, spaces are designed and outfitted to meet the specific needs of faculty, staff and students, including unique laboratory features such as a static dissipating floor for research in microelectronics, and a black ceiling that reduces light reflection that could hinder multimedia research.
The new building also meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum standards and incorporates a number of green features, including geothermal heating and cooling methods, natural lighting, passive solar energy, and the latest technology for heat recovery and humidity control. Features such as the two-story photovoltaic wall also provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research on solar technology that is being developed in the Center for Autonomous Solar Power and the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing.