The state-of-the-art W. Bradford Ingalls Engineering Resource Center provides students at Boston University College of Engineering a place for a variety of study opportunities and social gatherings. The renovation transformed a former automobile service building into a contemporary and welcoming student commons utilizing natural light, colored glass walls, cozy furnitures and warm-toned finishes. The Center contains multiple study carrels, one 16-person conference room equipped with a video projector, seven group study rooms for 4-8 students, 15 computer stations, plasma television screens, a help desk, and soft seating area to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
This innovative space fills students’ needs for quiet work areas, and also helps to foster informal, collaborative work, and social interaction. The Center provides many services that students previously had to find outside the college, making it a popular destination for students, faculty and staff.