The Milwaukee School of Engineering unveiled plans to transform one of their residence halls into a multi-purpose 'Living-Learning Community' Monday.
MSOE plans to use the space as an 'extension of the classroom' and to service the needs of the students better.
The plans are estimated to cost $37 million but the school has already received $32 million from philanthropic commitments. The transformation will include 48 additional rooms and a series of two-story 'collaboration hubs' constructed in a glass enclosed addition overlooking the Milwaukee skyline.
Once completed, the building will be renamed the Hermann Viets Memorial Tower in honor of MSOE's fourth president.
MSOE also hopes to get final approval from the Board of Regents later in the year and then break ground in May or June of 2020.