On the West side of Bechtel and on the prime location overlooking the green field, AUB is building a new annex to the Engineering building with the help of a generous donation from Trustee Munib El Masri. The existing West Wing of Bechtel was demolished to leave room for the new Munib and Angela Masri Building connected on various levels to the main engineering building. This new landmark is designed by Builders Design Consultants.
The Masri facility will provide for offices, conference spaces and other common spaces needed by the expanding Masri Institute, in addition to other office spaces, seminar rooms, computer lab and an Engineering lecture Hall for the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
The soft opening of the Masri building is expected to take place during the visit of the Board of Trustees in May 2018, and the substantial move in of the users by the beginning of following Fall semester.