This three-story addition and modernization of Gleason Hall—one of three facilities at RIT that houses the College of Engineering—boasts state-of-the-art technology which enables both students and faculty to conduct more advanced research. Brand new computer labs and mentor rooms, both of which showcase stunning maple casework, allow students to work together in a more efficient setting.
A millennium ceiling, which represents a calculus equation, is one of the many unique features inside this building. Other additions in this project included a new atrium and engineering auditorium, which connects the Gleason Building with the Microelectronic and Computer Engineering Building. The auditorium seats 125 and features video-conferencing capabilities and advanced broadcasting technology.
At the time, the Gleason building contained a state-of-the-art machine shop and CNC facility, which is used for Formula One testing and research. The renovations brought many of the classrooms ahead of their time in the year 2000: multimedia classrooms with Internet access and projection screens, whiteboards, and “smart” technology were installed to prepare for future technological growth. This building was occupied at the time of the construction and the RIT facilities team noted Welliver’s care and attention to mitigating disruption to students and faculty.