Indiana Wesleyan University – Don Wood Hall for Engineering

  • area / size 29,500 sqft
  • Completed 2022
  • Design Collaborative completed the Don Wood Hall for Engineering for Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

    Indiana Wesleyan University’s new state-of-the-art engineering building is officially open for students on campus – all thanks to generous support from the Don Wood Foundation. The newly developed space includes a variety of features such as offices and dual-use classrooms, engineering shops, computer labs, robotics and automation lab, circuits and instrumentation lab, civil engineering lab, materials lab, thermo-fluid lab, and senior design and collaborative space.

    The development of the Engineering program at IWU was inspired by a desire to produce graduates with not only technical proficiency but also diverse backgrounds, faith-inspired call to service, broad development from a Christian liberal arts perspective, and mature relational and leadership skills. With these desired qualities in mind, the university aimed to produce graduates who could take their Christian witness and technical knowledge into the marketplace both domestically and internationally – becoming world-changers while also being responsible stewards of natural resources.

    The University has made it a priority to ensure faculty members are up-to-date on the latest technologies and developments within engineering disciplines to further improve classroom experiences for students. With the availability of new resources and facilities, faculty members have access to additional curricular material that will enhance their teaching style and provide students with greater understanding of engineering concepts.

    It is Indiana Wesleyan University’s mission to create an environment where students learn about engineering through a Christian worldview while also having the resources necessary to be successful in their future career paths. With the new engineering building, IWU is one step closer toward that goal.

    Design: Design Collaborative
    Contractor: Weigand Construction
    Photography: Tim Brumbeloe