Manhattan College Breaks Ground on Higgins Engineering and Science Center

The future three-story facility will modernize the facilities supporting the College’s engineering and science programs.

On a picture-perfect, 65-degree day in New York City, Manhattan College officially broke ground on the Higgins Engineering & Science Center, a 30,000-square foot academic facility on its South Campus, adjacent to Leo Hall.

Slated for completion in fall 2020, the Patricia and Cornelius Higgins ’62 Engineering and Science Center is the cornerstone of Manhattan College’s modernization of facilities that support its engineering and science programs. The facility is named after Patricia G. Higgins, Ph.D., and Cornelius J. (Neil) Higgins ’62, Ph.D., who provided a $5 million leadership gift.

“Today, we set in motion construction that will create a state-of-the-art building, housing laboratories and collaborative space,” said Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “The building will be both a tremendous addition to our facilities and also the first step in a comprehensive program of renovation and upgrading of all of our science and engineering facilities.”

The Higgins Center will provide the necessary resources for a 21st-century education in engineering and the sciences. A grand atrium will welcome students and faculty to the three-story structure. Fourteen ultramodern laboratories will support and expand teaching and research in each of the College’s engineering and science disciplines. There also will be space for collaborative learning and interdisciplinary partnerships among students and faculty.

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