UPEI opens $26M School of Sustainable Design Engineering building

August 8, 2016

The University of Prince Edward Island officially opened the new building for the School of Sustainable Design Engineering. “Virtually every inch of this building was created to serve a unique aspect of the sustainable design engineering program,” said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz of the 76,000-square-foot facility. “The building has just one traditional classroom, and every other learning space is designed to support experiential learning.” The school includes project ideation rooms, design studios, seven unique labs, a green roof, and a design competition centre. Abd-El-Aziz states that he sees the new building as a strong recruitment tool, as PEI was previously the only province without a full engineering degree program. UPEI | The Guardian | CBC