WSU Breaks Ground for New Campus Building in Layton

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will break ground for the new Computer & Automotive Engineering Building at WSU Davis (2750 University Park Blvd., Layton), May 22 at 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a short ceremony with light refreshments to follow.

The 50,000 square-foot building will help the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology (EAST) accommodate growth. For the past five years, Weber State has led state institutions in awarding engineering and computer science degrees. In addition to providing a location for computer science and software engineering courses, the building will be the new home of the automotive technology program.

GSBS Architects designed the building and R&O Construction has been awarded the contract. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2020. The $20 million project will include a new primary entrance to the campus from State Route 193, which will relieve pressure on the existing entry and allow faster access.

“With this groundbreaking we begin creating a new, much-needed home for automotive and computing at WSU Davis,” said David Ferro, EAST dean. “We have an innovative, exciting space planned that will increase our capacity to educate students and support Utah’s workforce.”

For renderings, visit the following links.

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Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.

Contact:

David Ferro, College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology dean
801-626-6304 • dferro@weber.edu

Becky Thompson, University Advancement events manager
801-626-6468 • rthompson1@weber.edu

Author:

Ross Rosier, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 • rossrosier@weber.edu