ZGF, in association with A&E Architects, is providing programming and design for the 116,709 SF Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center (NAIC). The building will house parts of the College of Engineering and the Honors College in nine classrooms, 17 laboratories and a lecture theater seating 300 called Inspiration Hall. The building also includes an Innovation Alley, the central commons of the building, where projects are on display, promoting engineering research and education within a dynamic integrated environment that encourages student-faculty collaboration. The building was carefully programmed to promote dynamic interdisciplinary engagement, meaningful student-faculty interaction, and accelerate innovation that responds to and anticipates emerging trends in education, industry and society. As the first major expansion outside of the campus core, NAIC will serve as a gateway to the University and as a destination for the public. The two wings of the building flank the central Innovation Alley, a highly transparent community space. One wing accommodates classrooms, including two active learning and one digital classroom. The other wing houses research and teaching laboratories, prototyping and makers spaces that are flexible and scaled to encourage a wide range of research activities and pedagogies. Classrooms and labs are supported by a student success center, informal lounges, and a café. The building is LEED Platinum®.