J. Newton Rayzor Hall
J. Newton Rayzor Hall will house the computer science and electrical engineering departments and will boast 37,616 square feet. Being built between 4th and 5th Place east of the Allen Chapman Activity Center, the two-story gothic-inspired structure will blend seamlessly with the campus' existing architectural design. The building will have tower entrances at the southeast and northwest corners with dramatic vestibules leading into the building.
Rayzor Hall will include 24 integrated classrooms and teaching/research laboratories, 33 faculty and graduate student offices, two conference rooms, and five student commons areas with a student organizations office. The cost of the project is an estimated $14 million, including $1.4 million reserved for a permanent maintenance endowment.
J. Newton Rayzor Hall will be a welcome move for the computer science and electrical engineering departments, which have critically outgrown their current space in Keplinger Hall.
Evelyn Rayzor Nienhuis made the lead gift for Rayzor Hall in memory of her father, who was an accomplished attorney and businessman. His lifelong passion for higher education was demonstrated through his generous gifts to several institutions. Honoring his example, Evelyn and her late husband, Lester Nienhuis, have a long history of supporting TU, and Rayzor Hall will be a lasting symbol of their leadership and generosity to the university.
Construction began in 2010 and will be completed in fall 2011.