As you know, I am a member of the School of Engineering at the university. The school was established more than ten years ago, and it was immediately clear that it needs a physical venue. I was part of a committee that helped define the functional specifications for the building with the architects (a collaboration of a Canadian and an Israeli firm, AJ Diamond, and Kolker, Kolker, and Epstein). The result was plans for a very nice building with multiple functions (offices, research, teaching, student lounges, etc.) You can learn more about it here.
Due to complex circumstances, the construction of the building was delayed quite a bit, but in the last two years it has been going on in full steam, and hopefully it will be ready for opening in about a year. Today I was invited for a tour of the construction site to see how the interior will look like. I took the opportunity to take some photos of the place. It was raining last week, and so there puddles still on the roof and in some of the large empty spaces (which will become lounges).