Vanderbilt University Engineering and Science Building
About This Project
The Engineering & Science Building is an essential part of the School of Engineering’s plan for expansion and growth in applied research, and accommodates 40 new faculty hires. An addition to Olin Hall, the 230,000 GSF building includes a campus wide innovation center designed to connect students and faculty with technology transfer and industry mentors; an undergraduate commons; and a 7,000 NSF nanofab cleanroom and imaging suite. The building supports the School’s goals to expand interdisciplinary research in bio-medical engineering, recruit nanotechnology and environmental engineering faculty, and create a new undergrad research-focused culture. LEED Gold Targeted.
The project is comprised of a 10-level structure with 2 floors below grade and 8 stories above grade. The structure is primarily one-way and two-way concrete flat slabs; however, the first level is a two-way beam system. There are several isolated areas of post-tensioned beams and/or slabs and composite deck slabs. There are also several relatively small areas of structural steel framing, including the penthouse roof, the lobby atrium roof, and screen walls. Lateral loads are resisted by concrete moment frames. The foundations is spread footings bearing directly on rock.