Seeking to develop a new model for engineering education, Cleveland State University and Bialosky Cleveland collaborated on the design of innovative laboratories, classrooms, and student spaces for the Washkewicz College of Engineering.

In order to strike a balance between the professor’s and the university’s needs, the design includes three sizes of flexible, state-of-the-art lab spaces that can be customized to the class or student’s needs. The labs consist of fixed appliances and plumbing along perimeter walls, enabling the lab benches and mobile equipment to be placed anywhere in the center of the room without modifications to the layout. In addition to being flexible, the design prioritizes transparency. With floor-to-ceiling glass walls, the amazing work taking place in the labs is showcased to all attending or visiting the college.

When bright CSU students populate the labs this fall, they will have all of the tools they need to advance their research in chemical, biomedical, and material sciences; robotics; automation; and simulation.

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