You are here
Welcome to the Wilkinson Building!
After years of planning and construction, Duke Engineering is proud to announce the opening of the Wilkinson Building.
This transformational space embodies our vision for collaborative research and creative engineering education with three research neighborhoods bringing together faculty focused on advances in health, computing and the environment; centers for engineering entrepreneurship and innovation, and state-of-the-art design labs and flexible classrooms that expand our education space by 50 percent. Explore this landmark facility below.
Welcome to the Wilkinson Building
Dean Ravi Bellamkonda on how the Wilkinson Building will transform the Duke Engineering experience for students and faculty alike.
Designed for Active Learning
Duke Engineering junior Javier Franco (a construction intern on the Wilkinson Building) and undergraduate dean Linda Franzoni share their favorite educational spaces—from active-learning classrooms to “garage labs” for hands-on design.
Neighborhoods for Research Innovation
With three floors bringing together faculty focused on health, computing and the environment, and a location that fosters cross-campus collaborations, the Wilkinson Building promises to accelerate advances in engineering research.
A Hub for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation
With new centers for students and faculty working to design and deliver tech-based innovations to society, the Wilkinson Building will be a hub for engineering entrepreneurship.
Wilkinson Tour: Director’s Cut
Enjoy a full tour of the Wilkinson Building with Duke Engineering Facilities Director Mitchell Vann.
Time Lapse: 2 Years in 2 Minutes
Watch the Wilkinson Building rise next to Duke's Bostock Library between 2018 and 2020.
A video from Wilkinson Building architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Read an interview with the architects to learn more about their insightful design decisions informed by conversations with Duke Engineering faculty, staff and students.
Art Collection Preview
Reflecting the creativity of engineering, the Wilkinson Building will be home to inspiring works of art from local, national and international artists. Get a sneak preview of what our galleries will hold in this video from the Duke Engineering Art Committee.
Higher: The Vision (2018)
In this pre-construction video, President Vincent Price, Provost Sally Kornbluth and Dean Bellamkonda describe the vision behind Duke’s planned new engineering building.
October 15, 2020
Duke’s New Engineering Building Named to Honor Wilkinson Family
January 21, 2021