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Jan 31, 2019: Feb 6 Meetings with RDG/HOK Design Team postponed

For COE faculty planning to participate in the lab typologies and classroom meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 6 with RDG/HOK Design Team, we have postponed these meetings. RDG/HOK team has gathered a lot of data through faculty surveys and lab visits and are now synthesizing it and need to do some higher-level planning to best meet our needs. Gaining additional feedback at this step would not be a good use of faculty time. We will reschedule these meetings in the next couple of weeks. 

Jan 14-23, 2019: Phase I Design Process Continues

Phase I Design Process Continues

We are in the process of a transformational investment in the College of Engineering and need your continued participate during Phase I Design in the following ways:

  1. Respond to the Research Survey due, Wednesday, Jan. 9

  2. Monday, January 14
    The following departments will participate in a two-hour session with the RDG/HOK Design Team to discuss departmental culture and space usage.

    (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) - CIVE Department
    (1:00 – 3:00 pm) - ECE Department
    (3:00 – 5:00 pm) - MME Department

  3. Tuesday, January 15
    Faculty, staff, and students can participate in sessions and floor tours with the RDG/HOK Design Team to share how you use your space.

    (8:00 – 9:00 am) - SEC Basement, meet at the elevator
    (9:00 – 10:30 am) - SEC 1st FL, meet at the elevator
    (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) - SEC 2nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (12:00 – 2:00 pm) - Teaching Committee Meeting – 114D (Lunch)
    (2:00 – 3:30 pm) - LINK, meet in front of the Civil Engineering Dept.
    (3:30 – 5:00 pm) - SEC 3rd FL, meet at the elevator

  4. Wednesday, January 16
    Faculty, staff and students participate with the RDG/HOK Design Team in floor tours and share how you use your research space.

    (10:00 – 11:30 am) - Open invitation to all faculty – meet in Othmer Lobby
    (11:30 am  – 12:30 pm) - Shop tour, meet at 118 SEC
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm) - SEC 1st FL, meet at the elevator
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm) - SEC 2nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (3:00 – 4:00 pm) - SEC 3nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (4:00 – 5:00 pm) - LINK, meet in front of the Civil Engineering Dept.
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    (5:30 – 7:30 pm) - Othmer 106 - STUDENT MEETING with free pizza; Dean Pérez and RDG/HOK Design Team will provide an overview and input session. 
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  5. Wednesday, January 23
    3:00 – 5:00 pm, SEC 237 video w/ STC 102, Phase I Project Update during the all-COE Faculty Meeting

Questions to consider for facility tours during above schedule:
Research/Teaching Activities

  • Briefly describe the research/teaching program and basic activities of your laboratory
  • What groups are there now or do you see as future collaboration with?
  • Validate population (growth) of Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Workflow and Adjacencies

  • Describe the current internal work flow of the laboratory.
  • What are the critical flow considerations that contribute to efficiency?
  • How do you think this might change in the future?

Design Criterion

  • Key capabilities that enable flexible and adaptable research and teaching

Jan 14-16, 2019: Visits by RDG/HOK

Visits Jan. 14-16 by RDG/HOK with COE faculty/staff/students to tour facilities, gain input (see Events/Meetings for full schedule)
(Jan. 14Jan. 15Jan. 16)

Jan 9, 2019: Envisioning Workshop Slideshow/Audio available

Slideshow and audio for the Envisioning Workshop (held Dec. 6, 2018) is now available: 
Workshop slideshow with audio

Dec 6, 2018: Kick-Off Project Overview & Workshop

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018 / Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud B & C

Visioning Workshop (Dec. 6, 2018) - 43.71 MB

College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the kickoff overview on Dec. 6 to hear the aspirational vision and the project scope from RDG Planning and Design, HOK (global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm), Alvine Engineering, and Brad Muehling (UNL Facilities Planning & Construction). 

Schedule: 
9 - 11:30 a.m.: Vision and project overview
1:30 - 4 p.m.: Committee break-outs and discussion - faculty and staff are welcome to sit in on these sessions as well

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018 / Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud B & C College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the kickoff overview on Dec. 6 to hear the aspirational vision and the project scope from RDG Planning and Design, HOK (global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm), Alvine Engineering, and Brad Muehling (UNL Facilities Planning & Construction). Schedule: 9 - 11:30 a.m.: Vision and project overview 1:30 - 4 p.m.: Committee break-outs and discussion - faculty and staff are welcome to sit in on these sessions as well