The $11.4 million facility will be a resource for the entire university, and every on-campus student will have opportunities to collaborate on projects, participate in classes and seminars, and attend special events in the Beacom Institute of Technology. The two-story building will be just over 31,000 square feet and house classrooms, collaboration space, a performance area, technology-focused labs and offices.
The Beacom Institute of Technology building recognizes a lead gift toward the project from alumnus Miles Beacom and his wife, Lisa. The construction started June 2016 with the completion of the building slated for fall 2017. Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined the Beacom family and 300 students, faculty, staff and friends on June 29, 2016, to celebrate the start of construction.