Brian Rubik

The sun shines brightly off of IERC and WIlson Hall at dawn. The architect’s design concept for the roof of IERC to mimic the shape of Wilson Hall (rotated 90 degrees) is evident in the pond’s reflection.

A construction site in front of a 16-story building. A yellow crane near the center of the photo telescopes up. The structure is made of many steel beams. The ground is sandy. In the foreground, orange cones with orange and white tape bar off the site. In the background, a blue sky with white clouds.

Here, structural steel is being erected for the new Integrated Engineering Research Center, or IERC, building. In April 2021, the IERC team completed the steel structure for the new building.