The $16 million center replaces Butterfield Hall and the Adams Technology Center and will house three of the college's rapidly expanding programs. The college's undergraduate and graduate degree programs in safety and occupational health applied sciences are the only ones of their kind in New England. The undergraduate degree in architecture is unique to New Hampshire's public colleges.
The building has a flexible floor plan and moveable furniture to foster collaboration. A model shop and digital prototyping lab allows architectural students to test the effectiveness of designs.
The building also takes advantage of natural lighting and has sensors to maximize passive heating and cooling.
The dedication is 2 p.m. Friday.