The Cebula Hall Engineering Building contains Environmental, Structures, Thermal Engineering, Materials, and CAD Modeling Labs as well as classrooms, an engineering library, and administrative offices for faculty and the dean of the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. This academic building achieved LEED Platinum Certification at a significantly low cost of $225 per SF. The compact three-story building absorbed the cost impact of laboratories, vertical circulation, and a rooftop lab.
The building serves as a learning tool expressing engineered building elements and systems that are supported by surrounding informal learning spaces and curriculum. Many of the building’s structural, civil, and mechanical systems are displayed to facilitate dialogue and support the school’s curriculum. The upper floor of the building provides access to a rooftop lab that includes two dual-axis solar panels, allowing students to study the benefits of tracking devices, solar orientation, and the production of solar energy.