Vanderbilt University officials announced today that the VU Board of Trust has approved the construction of a $109 million Engineering and Science Building.
On-site work on the 230,000-square-foot seven-story building is scheduled to begin in May following the university’s commencement exercises. VU is targeting a summer 2016 completion.
The Engineering and Science Building will be located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Garland and 25th avenues. No building will need to be demolished to accommodate construction.
The building will connect to the distinctive Olin Hall (seen in the below image to the left) through a double-height atrium that will lead to a “highly interactive learning and research environment,” the release states. The nearly 40-year-old Olin Hall, designed with a modernist aesthetic, houses the mechanical engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering departments.
Boston-based Wilson Architects Inc. has designed the Engineering and Science Building, a key feature of which will be an Innovat