Wang Hall Groundbreaking and Celebration
The 39,370-square-foot, $18 million facility is named after the father of Purdue alumnus Patrick Wang, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Electric in Hong Kong. Patrick Wang and his wife, Lucy, gave $5 million for the new building. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will expand into the new facility and will continue to occupy most of the current Electrical Engineering Building and the Materials and Electrical Engineering Building.
A gift of $1.5 million from Robert and Janet Fenwick of Los Altos Hills, Calif., will create the Robert and Janet Fenwick Very-Large-Scale Integration and Circuit Design Complex in the new hall. The project also received support from the Jai N. Gupta Family Foundation, which gave $850,000 to support a computational lab in the building. Both Fenwick and Gupta also are alumni of the school.
In addition to these significant gifts, ECE celebrates the countless donors who helped make this world-class facility a reality. We hope you will join us in celebration when the new hall opens its doors in 2010.