University Considers Potential New Site for PEI
The new spaces for the expansion of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and for programs in environmental studies (including the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Geosciences) would be located along the north side of Ivy Lane and Western Way, two roads that are owned and maintained by the University. Much of this area is currently occupied by surface parking lots, although the proposed sites also would encompass the land that currently houses the Ferris Thompson faculty and staff apartments.
“The proposed location would facilitate regular interchange between engineering and environmental studies and would provide each of these critical and expanding fields with the new and improved space they need,” Eisgruber said. The location is near existing engineering spaces that will remain in place, and other departments (including other natural science departments and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) with which both engineering and environmental studies frequently interact.