Padnos College of Engineering & Computing Facilities

The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC) is proud to incorporate state-of-the-art facilities into our learning and teaching environments. Our programs and applied R&D centers are spread across all three GVSU campuses (Allendale, Health, and Pew Grand Rapids). GVSU is located in and around Grand Rapids; click here to learn more about the city!

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Experience the beauty of the GVSU Allendale, Health, and Pew Grand Rapids campuses from home by taking a virtual tour! Explore the campuses in all seasons, view 360° photos, and learn about all of the buildings and the resources offered to students. 

Allendale Campus Facilities

Mackinac Hall (MAK)

Mackinac Hall

PCEC Units:



  • Exploratory Operations Systems Lab
  • Architecture Lab
  • Data Communications Lab
  • Hybrid Computing Lab
  • Distributed Execution Network Lab
  • Networking & Security Lab
  • Student Project Rooms
  • Classrooms and faculty offices
  • School of Computing Tutoring Center
  • School of Engineering Tutoring Center
  • Math Lab for student support

Mackinac Hall Aerial View

Computing Student Working with Cables

Mackinac Hall Entrance

DEN Cluster

Student on Computer

Mackinac Hall Courtyard

Applied Computing Institute Students

Computing Class

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus Facilities

L.V. Eberhard Center (EC)

L.V. Eberhard Center

PCEC Units:



  • Occupational Safety & Health Management Laboratory
  • Private offices for individual student advising
  • Large flexible space for group activities
  • Auditorium and large event space
  • Classrooms and faculty offices
  • Connected to the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Confined Space Entry Lab

Engineering Students Co-op Panel

OSH Practice Interviews

PCEC Advising

Students in Eberhart Center

Fire Extinguisher Training in OSH Lab

Students in Eberhard Classroom

STEPS Campers

Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories (KEB)

Keller Engineering Laboratories


  • Alternative Energy Lab
  • Plastics and Metal Forming Lab
  • Fluid / Thermal Sciences Lab
  • Metal Working Lab /  Machine Shop
  • Automotive Bay
  • Design Bay
  • Vibrations Lab
  • Freshman Lab
  • Computer Labs
  • Classrooms and student work spaces
  • Connected to the John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Keller Labs

Wooden Shoe Regatta

Students in Keller Engineering Laboratories

PCEC Project Day Demonstration in Keller

Keller Engineering Building Lab

Students in Keller Engineering Laboratories

PCEC Project Day

Engineering Students in Lab

John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering (KEN)

John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering

PCEC Units:



  • Solid State Material Lab clean room for semiconductor materials
  • Interdisciplinary Projects and Physics Lab
  • Biomedical Engineering and Science Lab
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Labs
  • High Performance Computing Center
  • Large amphitheater, classrooms, and computer labs
  • Close proximity to downtown Grand Rapids is convenient for corporate partnerships as well as student internship and co-op opportunities
  • Connected to the Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories and the L.V. Eberhard Center

Students Working in Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Student in Kennedy Hall of Engineering Classroom

Kennedy Hall Lecture Room

Engineering Students Working on a Group Project

STEPS Camper Shows Off Her Wings

Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Class in Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Students

Innovation Design Center (IDC)

Innovation Design Center

PCEC Units:



  • Product Design Studio
  • Digital Design Studios
  • Machine Shop
  • Undergraduate Student Project Space
  • Graduate Student Project Space and Collaboration Room
  • Rapid Prototyping Lab allows students access to a variety of tools and equipment including 3-D printers, laser cutters, and sewing machines
  • Dedicated K-12 and Community Outreach space
  • Practice field for FIRST Robotics teams

Engineering Design Conference

Innovation Design Center Event Space

Students Working in the IDC

Solar car

FIRST Robotics Practice Field in the IDC

Electromagnetic Compatibility Center

IDC Classroom

Project Day Presentations Line the IDC Hallway

Health Campus (Grand Rapids) Facilities

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS)

Center for Health Sciences

PCEC Units:



  • One of three GVSU Health Campus Buildings on the Grand Rapids' Medical Mile
  • Conveniently located in proximity to Spectrum Health and the Van Andel Institute
  • Simulation Labs
  • Biomechanics Lab

President Mantella at aMDI

Students Working on Project

Students and Professor in Lab

aMDI Students Watching 3D Printer

Students Working in a CHS Lab

Students in CHS

Reviewing X-rays

Students in Lab

Coming Soon! DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

PCEC Units:



  • Will open in May 2021
  • 15 classrooms and 14 interactive laboratories designed for collaborative work and equipped with state-of-the industry simulation and technology

Students gather in the new facilities

Medical students participate in a training activity

A medical student works with a model of a hand

Two medical students work with a digital training device

Medical students work with a patient simulation

Training space

The outside of the Devos center for interprofessional health

Study space in the Devos center for interprofessional health