Stephenson Hall will house the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department. The building will be a two-story, 38,600-square-foot facility located on the corner of 5th Place and Gary Place, just south of Keplinger Hall.
The lead gift for this transformational facility was made by Charles and Peggy Stephenson. Its gothic-inspired architecture will beautifully reflect the TU campus aesthetic.
The building features 16 large integrated classrooms and teaching/research laboratories, 34 faculty and graduate student offices, four student commons areas, a conference room and a student organizations office. This facility is expected to cost $16.1 million, which includes a $1.6 million endowment reserved for the building's permanent maintenance needs.
Currently, the petroleum and mechanical engineering programs are greatly restricted by the limited amount of space available for research and teaching. Stephenson Hall will give these critical departments room to grow and develop.
Construction began in 2011 and is expected to be completed in fall 2012.