Jarvis Hall

  • Jarvis Hall.
  • Overview

    Facility
    JARVIS
    Number
    A440
    Function
    Academic / Research
    Gross Square Feet
    59,620
    Construction Cost
    $5,581,000
    Completed
    August, 1981
    Architect
    Marcel Breuer & Associates And Cannon Design
  • Namesake

    JARVIS.

    Gregory Jarvis (1944-1986), a graduate of UB's electrical engineering program in 1967, lost his life with six others on the space shuttle Challenger. Captain Jarvis left active duty with the Air Force to join Hughes Aircraft. Jarvis was chosen from over 600 engineering applicants at Hughes to become a payload specialist and he was selected to fly on Challenger STS 51-L, which was destroyed one minute and 13 seconds after its launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Jarvis gave an inspirational commencement address at UB in 1985. 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.