RIT College of Engineering Expansion

This expansion of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering building created additional space for mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering programs at Rochester Institute of Technology. A primary goal of the project was to promote the cross-pollination of ideas among the different engineering programs. Student work areas were arranged in close proximity to an 8,500-square-foot “collaboratory.” The new facility also has faculty offices, space for specific courses of study, and specialized workspaces such as engine test cells, machine rooms, and a wind tunnel. Many of the specialized workspaces have glass walls to help showcase the individual programs and further promote interdisciplinary activity and interest.

Erdman Anthony’s civil/site responsibilities included site-plan development through the schematic and design phases of the project, as well as bid documents and specifications during the construction-document phase. Design elements included the relocation of existing underground utilities, including domestic water, sewer, gas, and electrical duct banks, while providing new water and sewer services to the facility. 

Erdman Anthony worked closely with RIT representatives throughout the design to ensure that pedestrian safety and project objectives were met. Erdman Anthony also assembled an early site package for utility relocations and site preparation to accommodate RIT’s aggressive construction schedule. 

Project Details


Rochester, NY


Rochester Institute of Technology



Construction Cost

$9.5 M

Project Contact

Martin Willix, PE
  • Martin Willix, PE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1015
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