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Constructing the Future

An Exciting Renovation for the School of the Built Environment

The College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University has embarked on a bold plan to transform its programs and facilities to better prepare graduates for the jobs of tomorrow.

The School of the Built Environment is looking to leverage the natural synergies of Architecture and Construction Management by renovating the existing Park Avenue building to also house its construction management program and elevate its learning spaces and technologies, as well as its opportunities in design-build within the school.

To realize this goal, a new facility will be constructed adjacent to the existing Park Avenue building, which houses architecture programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Being in proximity will allow students in both programs to receive a more comprehensive education in their fields through greater knowledge and awareness of the diverse elements, and industry will benefit from a more highly trained and sophisticated workforce.

To complete this vision, the University needs the support of corporate partners and community stakeholders who are willing to invest in the future of their industries.

“The facility renovation and addition for the School of the Built Environment will be a game changer for BGSU. Having the architecture and construction management programs under one roof will allow for better collaboration and learning among students and with industry partners. These new spaces will provide BGSU the opportunity to grow its program and meet the demands of tomorrow within the architecture and construction management industry. As a construction management professional and BGSU alumnus, I can’t wait to work with their students in the new facility.”

Phil Rudolph Jr.
Vice President of Business Development
Rudolph Libbe Group

Creating Industry Leaders

The School of the Built Environment is focused on providing students with real-world skills and experiences. With an emphasis on hand-on, applied learning, our graduates enter the workforce career-ready for positions in project management, on-site management, estimating and pre-construction, safety and quality control.

With the support of industry and community partners, this project will enhance student learning spaces and technologies to allow for a deeper understanding of the skills required to meet industry expectations. Donor generosity will be prominently displayed within the facility in recognition of our shared mission of developing the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Conceptual Renderings

This integrated, state-of-the-art facility will allow for dynamic growth, provide real-world experiences, and prepare for evolving technology and processes that will be more adaptable and cohesive in the future. Recruitment and enrollment growth will be enhanced and ultimately produce more graduates with workforce-ready skills while also attracting a more diverse student body that can envision how the industry is changing and influencing our communities. A renovated and expanded facility for the School of the Built Environment would provide new spaces to incorporate student engagement with corporate partners, students, faculty and alumni and afford opportunities for growth in new programs such as facilities management, sustainability and landscaping.

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A message from the dean

Jennie GallimoreDean Jennie Gallimore, Ph.D.Students with a zest for engineering and technology applications as well as an eye for form, shape and structure choose the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. Our vibrant curriculum provides students with career preparation in architecture and environmental design, engineering technology, robotics, construction management or visual communication technology. Students develop technical knowledge and skills, and cultivate professional values and leadership abilities for success in these industries. 

The School of the Built Environment, housing the Construction Management and Architecture programs, is focused on providing students with real-world, hands-on educational experiences. With an emphasis on applied learning, BGSU graduates will enter the workforce ready to tackle 21st century construction and architecture challenges in all design-build areas, including facilities management and sustainability, among others. 

The renovated and expanded facility for the School of the Built Environment will provide new spaces and learning opportunities for students to engage with corporate partners, alumni and industry leaders. Through the support of both the University and industry and community partners, this new facility will enhance student learning and engagement and technologies to allow for a deeper understanding of the job skills to meet industry expectations.

The new facility will provide a centerpiece Fabrication Lab along with industry collaboration spaces, a Materials Testing Lab, group collaboration spaces and several digital classrooms. Having both the Construction Management and Architecture within the same physical space – the only university in the U.S. to do so – students will receive a more comprehensive educational experience and increase their knowledge and awareness of the elements of a more sophisticated and trained workforce.

With the renovated and expanded facility for the School of the Built Environment, BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering is ready to embark on this bold plan to transform its programs and facilities to better prepare graduates for the jobs of tomorrow.

Opportunities to Support the School of the Built Environment

Equipment Needs

Innovation Lab

  • Overhead gantry crane
  • Professional CNC router (3-axis)
    Forklift
  • Woodworking materials (table and miter saws, planers, sanders, grinders, drills, other basic tools)
  • Portable welding machine
  • Vacuum
  • AV equipment (large screen TV, projector, wall-mounted cameras)

Materials & Soils Lab

  • Soil shear testing machine
  • Soil centrifuge
  • Concrete mixer
  • Soil sieves (various sizes)
  • Vacuum
  • AV equipment (large screen TV, projector, wall-mounted cameras)

Digital Classrooms/Labs

  • 11” x 17” Color printers (2)
  • 36” Color printer
  • AV equipment (large screen TV, projector, wall-mounted cameras)

Naming Opportunities

1. SBE Addition/Annex/Center Name

2. Innovation Lab

3. Materials Testing and Lab

4. Digital Classroom (2)

5. Classroom/Student Club Room

6. Faculty Offices

7. Student Centric Space

8. Vestibule

9. Pedestrian Walkway

*Subject to change

To learn more about investing in the future of your industry contact:

Robin Stock
Assistant Vice President for Development

419-372-6389
rstock@bgsu.edu