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
Nashville, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Wilson Architects
Contract Value: 
240,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Gold (targeted)

Vanderbilt University has awarded Clark, in a joint venture partnership, an $88 million contract for the Vanderbilt University Engineering & Science Building.

The 240,000 square-foot laboratory building will be comprised of seven above-grade levels and two below-grade levels. The facility’s above-grade levels will feature laboratories, an innovation center, offices, a 12,000 square-foot clean room, and three levels of shell space for future expansion. In addition, the building will connect to an adjacent structure with a two-story atrium. The basement level will house imaging labs, classrooms, MEP space, and a tunnel connection to the existing adjacent structure. The façade will be comprised of curtain wall, brick, and precast concrete.

The new building will connect with the existing School of Engineering's Olin Hall and is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. The planned Innovation Center will serve 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 will include a number of sustainable elements designed to maximize energy efficiency, including rainwater storage tanks and light sensors throughout the building.

Substantial completion is slated for July 2017.

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