Ralph S. O’Connor Building for Engineering Science

The Engineering and Sciences Building will be located on the site of Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory on the east side of the historic Engineering Quadrangle. This project is set to be one of the largest projects on campus over the past decade. The 250,000 gross square foot building will cover roughly the same footprint as Abercrombie. The new building will be home to the Rice Advanced Materials Institute along with other faculty research laboratories, innovation space, core lab, classrooms, conference facilities, a café, and departmental offices. The building will have four above-grade floors and a full basement. The interior buildout of the building will be done in phases with the first tenant as the Rice Advanced Materials Institute. Additional information for the project can be viewed here.

The demolition of Abercrombie began on May 17, 2021. The Rice Advanced Materials Institute is scheduled to occupy the building in January 2023.

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