Campus Project Manager: Keith Downen
Design/Construction: The Lewis Group with SLAM Collaborative as Associated Architect
Contractor/CM: A Joint Venture-Rentenbach/Messer
Also remaining is the original property’s Gardener’s Cottage, built in the 1870s. The cottage will be refurbished, and will be utilized as a registrar controlled meeting room/classroom.
Including demolition costs and furnishings, the total budget for the project is $114,000,000.
The facility will fully contain the Anthropology and Earth & Planetary Sciences departments. General Biology and Chemistry teaching labs will also be located in the building, as well as general purpose classrooms capable of being converted into “Scale-Up” flexible teaching spaces. In addition, 150-seat and 250-seat lecture halls will be integrated into the facility
The building will suggest a theme of “Earth, Life & Time” focusing on the concepts and ideals of the academic departments housed in UT’s newest science building. It is projected that the building will open by spring 2017.