A New State-of-the-Art Annex for the UI College of Engineering
The University of Iowa College of Engineering has embarked on a major capital improvement project for a South Annex to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.
The plan includes a $37 million, 65,000-square-foot addition that will adjoin the current Seamans Center and extend the complex southward, toward Burlington Street, Iowa City. Funding for the Annex will be a partnership among individual donors, corporate donors, the university, and college research centers.
The new South Annex answers a need for more space and state-of-the-art facilities as the College of Engineering experiences significant growth in enrollment and research. In 2015, undergraduate enrollment increased to 2,165 students—an 80 percent increase from 2005. And in fiscal year 2015, research expenditures grew to $54 million—a 62 percent increase from 2004.