Key points about the existing Cebula Hall
Why does Saint Martin’s need a new engineering building
with updated equipment? Here are a few reasons:
- Old Cebula Hall does not comply with the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act,
so physically disabled engineering students do not
have access to the program.
- It has not been seismically retrofitted for
earthquakes. The cost to do this exceeds the cost to
build a similar sized building.
- The second story of Old Cebula Hall has
inadequate height and very poor air quality. In the
summers it is stifling hot, and in the winter it is
- Some of the engineering equipment is antiquated.
- The computer classroom has only eight computers,
and they can no longer run current engineering
- The library is also used as a faculty conference
room, making it unavailable to students when they
need to do research during faculty meetings.
- There is no space for the students to lounge
that is their own space in the Engineering
Department. The kitchen is very small and is
currently the only place for students to “hang out”
when they aren’t in class.