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Engineering VI Groundbreaking Held

Groundbreaking for Engineering VI

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Engineering VI building on Friday, October 26.


 Engineering VI
 L to R: Associate Dean Jane P. Chang; Rep. Henry A. Waxman; Dean Vijay K. Dhir; Chancellor Gene Block; Henry Samueli '75, MS '76, PhD '80, Co-Founder and CTO, Broadcom Corporation; Stella Fiotes; Chief Facilities Management Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Aaron Cohen, '58, Founder, Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President, National Technical Systems.


Engineering VI will be constructed in two phases, Phase 1 will provide more than 61,000 critical square feet and will be the home of the Western Institute of Nanoelectronics on Green Engineering and Metrology. Funding for Phase 1 has been secured by a generous grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and support from the school, campus and a number of dedicated donors. Phase 2, will have six levels and add an additional 89,000 square feet. Engineering VI will be built to LEED-Gold standards, the second-highest national environmental ranking for green buildings.

Electrical engineering professor Alan J. Laub welcomes the audience.
Chancellor Gene D. Block
Dean Vijay K. Dhir
The Honorable Henry A. Waxman
U.S. Representative, 30th Congressional District of California
Stella Fiotes
Chief Facilities Management Officer
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Henry Samueli '75, MS '76, PhD '80
Co-Founder and CTO, Broadcom Corporation
Close-up of the groundbreaking ceremony's commemorative shovel
Engineering VI

Photos by Don Liebig, ASUCLA Photo.