Engineering and Construction

photo of the creative arts centerThe 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

May 31, 2017
The center will provide classroom space for the growing agriculture program; a research and laboratory area for applied learning and research on agricultural and water quality issues; and a facility for community meetings.
Nov 2, 2016
The College of Liberal Arts will celebrate the completion of the Creative Arts Center's two-year modernization and expansion project with an open house on Nov. 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Oct 28, 2016
Wright State’s new Student Success Center features high-tech, active-learning classrooms, writing and math support labs and an outdoor rain garden.
Sep 9, 2016
The new home of the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries features five airy, light-filled gallery spaces where visitors can enjoy rotating exhibitions, the Stein family and Galleries Collections and videos.
May 3, 2016
Tom Hanks visited Wright State to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures, saying he hopes the center inspires students to do the hard work necessary to launch film careers.
Apr 19, 2016
Acclaimed actor, producer and director Tom Hanks paid a visit to Wright State University to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures.
Oct 8, 2015
The rain garden outside Wright State's new Student Success Center highlighting university’s commitment to sustainability.
Oct 5, 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.
Sep 23, 2015
The Presidential Debate will be held Sept. 26, 2016, at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
Sep 14, 2015
Current exhibitions at the Stein Galleries feature student artwork documenting the CAC construction project and paintings and drawings by artist Deborah Kahn.