Engineering school dedicates all-new Caruth Hall April 16

Artist's rendering of SMU's new Caruth HallThe entire SMU community is invited to celebrate the dedication of the new Caruth Hall in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at 3145 Dyer Street, immediately south of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

The new structure, built on the site of the old Caruth Hall, is the second engineering building at SMU to be constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standards.

It is also the third new engineering facility built at SMU in the past 5 years.

Funded in part by the Caruth Foundation of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the 4-story facility contains more than 64,000 square feet of space for teaching, research and innovation – nearly doubling the size of the previous facility bearing its name. It will house the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education as well as the Engineering Management, Information and Systems (EMIS) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) departments.

Nearly half the building will be devoted to the Palmer Engineering Leadership Complex – including the Center for Engineering Leadership, the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Lab in the Innovation Gymnasium, a student advising center and a conference center.

The Hillcrest Foundation Amphitheater will offer exterior space for public gatherings, presentations and competitions. The 146-seat Vester Hughes Auditorium will provide special event space.

Engineering Dean Geoffrey Orsak will host an open house immediately following the dedication ceremony. RSVP online to SMU’s Second Century Campaign.

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