The Building Needs a Name

The new engineering building could bear your name, showcasing your generous support of Duke’s vision for providing extraordinary education and making discoveries that make a difference in the world. So for those exceptional individuals who are driven to be outrageously ambitious just like us—this is your opportunity.

Contact Jim Ruth at 919-660-5361 to start a conversation about naming the building.

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The role of Duke Engineering in helping to solve the grand challenges of our society in health and medicine, environment, energy and many other arenas is clear and present. Our gift will provide opportunities to others and a legacy that will make us most proud.

– Jerry and Bev Wilkinson

Jerry and Bev Wilkinson

Show Your Support

There are plenty of opportunities to show your support and contribute to the new engineering building. Take a look at the key interior spaces that you could name.


The research neighborhoods bring brilliant minds together to address important challenges and discover new solutions. Support Duke Engineering’s progress to advance our world by naming one of these collaborative spaces.

  • Health Neighborhood — $5,000,000         
  • Environment Neighborhood — $5,000,000         
  • Computing Neighborhood — $3,000,000 

Explore Research Neighborhoods

Learning Spaces

This building is packed with learning spaces throughout the interior. You have the opportunity to support the Duke University vision and name one of these interior spaces.         

  • Outdoor Plaza — $2,000,000
  • 60-Student Active-Learning Classroom — $1,500,000
  • 40-Student Active-Learning Classroom — $1,000,000
  • Undergraduate Garage Lab — $1,000,000
  • Faculty Research Labs (multiple) — $300,000 - $1,000,000
  • Class Labs (3) — $500,000
  • 4th Floor Terrace — $500,000
  • Conference Rooms (7) — $150,000 - $500,000
  • Graduate Research Lounge (3) — $100,000
  • Faculty Offices (multiple) — $75,000
  • Graduate Student Offices (multiple) — $50,000

Explore Student Spaces

Wall of Recognition

Didn’t see a naming opportunity that fits your circumstances? You can still leave your mark by putting your name on our Wall of Recognition, designed to honor those who helped make the new building possible.         

  • Name on Wall of Recognition — $25,000
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Vincent Price
Duke Engineering is one of the most innovative schools you will find anywhere—and innovation is critical to the Duke project.
Vincent Price
President of Duke University

To give a gift or for more information, please contact Jim Ruth


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