Vanderbilt University Engineering & Science Building

Connecting Students with Researchers & Innovators
This new facility will allow for even greater collaboration between students and faculty across disciplines so we can deliver scholarship of the highest caliber to address important societal issues.
Philippe Fauchet, Dean, Vanderbilt School of Engineering
Location: 
Nashville, Tennessee
Client: 
Vanderbilt University
Architect: 
Wilson Architects
Contract Value: 
$84,000,000
Size: 
240,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)
Sector: 

This 240,000 square-foot building features laboratories, an innovation center, offices, a 12,000 square-foot clean room and three levels of shell space for future expansion.  contract for the Vanderbilt University Engineering & Science Building.

The laboratory building connects through a basement tunnel to an adjacent structure with a two-story atrium. In addition, the basement level houses imaging labs, classrooms and MEP space. The façade is comprised of curtain wall, brick, and precast concrete.

The building connects to the existing School of Engineering's Olin Hall and is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. The innovation center serves as a space for students and faculty to work with industry mentors and technologies to accelerate laboratory discoveries and student-development concepts.

The Engineering & Science Building is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. The building includes sustainable elements designed to maximize energy efficiency, including rainwater storage tanks and light sensors throughout the building.

Awards: 
Associated General Contractors of America (Tennessee - Middle Tennessee) - Award Winner, General Contractor of the Year
Associated General Contractors of America (Tennessee - Middle Tennessee) - Award for Excellence, New Construction Under $90 Million
ENR Southeast - Award of Merit, Education