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Jarvis Hall (JARVIS) - North Campus, Academic Sector

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Jarvis Hall

Part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Jarvis Hall houses several engineering technical support services, including the Engineering Machine Shop and Engineering Design Services. Jarvis also is home to the Great Lakes Program, which coordinates scientific and technical knowledge on the Great Lakes ecosystem in support of public education and policy formation.

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Astronaut Gregory Jarvis (1944-1986), a graduate of UB's electrical engineering program, lost his life with six others on the space shuttle Challenger. Only one year earlier Jarvis had given an inspirational commencement address at UB's 1985 graduation ceremony. After his death, students nailed a sign reading "Jarvis Hall" to the Engineering East building. The name was made official in a 1987 dedication ceremony.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Academic

Tenants: Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Great Lakes Program Center for Waste Management, New York Sea Grant

Architect: Marcel Breuer and Associates of New York City; Cannon Design

Completion date: August, 1981

Gross square feet: 58,851

Construction cost: $5,581,000

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