Engineering & Construction Overview

Creative Arts Center Expansion and AdditionThe Engineering and Construction Department supports the University Community by providing professional engineering services and project management for all new construction, renovation, and infrastructure upgrade projects on the Dayton Campus, Lake Campus and all off-campus facilities. Engineering services include project design and review, code and procedure compliance, cost estimating, construction bidding, and award of contracts. Project management includes assurance of quality construction through on-site management, compliance with plans, specifications and building codes, and the management of project budgets and schedules. The department provides engineering support to the Physical Plant department to maintain and upgrade building environmental systems, campus utilities, parking lots, sidewalks, and roadways. If you have questions about current projects under construction, please e-mail the corresponding project manager or send a message to Please regularly refer to our website for updated information regarding campus accessibility and also for current and future project information.

Departmental Goals for Construction

The goal of the Engineering and Construction Department is three fold. First, we strive for superior educational facilities. In many of the projects, one will see a commitment to outstanding classrooms, computer labs, and science and medical laboratories. The second focus is on development of interdisciplinary research labs, allowing accommodation of new partnerships and funded research. The third goal is creation of excellent student facilities to improve quality of life for both residential and commuter students.

News & Announcements

Sep 1, 2015
A flurry of construction projects, including the new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building and the Student Success Center, gives Wright State’s Dayton Campus a new look.
Aug 26, 2015
Wright State’s new Student Success Center features high-tech, active-learning classrooms, writing and math support labs and an outdoor rain garden that underscores the building’s environmental embrace.
Apr 13, 2015
Wright State will celebrate the opening on the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building with a ceremony April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Apr 6, 2015
Chilled ceiling beam, anti-vibration floor and a glass facade stripped with energy-saving fins are among the many architectural highlights of Wright State’s new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building.
Nov 9, 2014
Designed to be service friendly and support driven, but provide space that’s hands-off and separate from the general population and VMC administration, the new center has a wow factor that’s off the charts.
Jul 23, 2014
Wright State University is installing four vehicle-charging stations in prime parking locations for drivers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
Jun 17, 2014
Expected to open next summer, the Student Success Center and Classroom Building will include active learning classrooms, an auditorium and academic support services.
Apr 11, 2014
The Creative Arts Center project include new gallery space, art and performance studios, motion picture production studio, classrooms and an iconic, accessible entrance.
Mar 4, 2014
Wright State Senior Architect Wende Morgan-Elliott named interim Executive Director Of Facilities Planning and Development.
Aug 22, 2013

The St. John Bosco Chapel, home of Catholic Campus Ministry at Wright State University, has won a design award from the AIA Ohio, the state unit of the American Institute of Architects.