CIEMAS East Wing to Open in June

The Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (CIEMAS) remains on schedule and on budget despite recent snow and ice storms, the chair of the Building and Infrastructure Committee of Pratt School of Engineering’s Board Visitors reported Feb. 27. He said the East Wing will open in June.

Joe Jarboe, who is senior vice president of The Clark Construction Co., Bethesda, Md., said the West Wing of the 322,000-square-foot facility, will be ready for occupancy in mid-July.

He also said project officials expect the two-building complex to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It would be the first building at Duke to receive such recognition.

The $97 million CIEMAS will support specialized teaching and research initiatives in bioengineering, photonics, communications, sensors and simulators, and materials science and materials engineering. The complex covers two acres on Duke’s West Campus, facing Pratt’s Tree Building and Hudson Hall. Construction began in May 2002.