Stephenson Hall houses the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department. The building is 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 beautifully reflects 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 cost $16.1 million, which includes a $1.6 million endowment reserved for the building's permanent maintenance needs.
The petroleum and mechanical engineering programs were greatly restricted by the limited amount of space available for research and teaching. Stephenson Hall gave these critical departments room to grow and develop.
Construction began in 2011 and was completed in fall 2012.