Engineering Services Facility
The Engineering Services Facility will be a 228,000 GSF instructional and research building containing the Tickle College of Engineering’s freshman, honors, diversity, professional practice, and advising programs. A key fixture of the building will be state-of-the-art instructional fabrication laboratories for undergraduate engineering students. Also, the building will house the nuclear engineering department (its instructional spaces, its faculty offices, and its research laboratories), and will provide professional research laboratories (and accompanying offices) built flexible enough to accommodate a range of engineering sub-disciplines. Demolition work will begin the summer of 2018 and the tentative completion date is fall 2021.
Volunteer Boulevard Phase III
The third and final phase of the Volunteer Boulevard Streetscape project – from Peyton Manning Pass to Cumberland Avenue – began in February 2018. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no street parking available throughout the duration of the project. Lanes will shift as portions of the project area are completed. During the summer months, a portion of Volunteer Boulevard will be closed to traffic as work is completed on the crossing area that connects the pedestrian walkway to the pedestrian bridge. Improved pedestrian crossings with concrete pavers will be installed and green space will be increased throughout the project section. The hardscape portion of the project will be completed in August 2018.
West Campus Dining Facility
A new dining facility will be constructed at the former Humes Hall site as part of the West Campus Redevelopment project. The new 73,256 square foot dining facility will have seating capacity for 1,160. The structure will feature an 8-Platform Fresh Food Company Dining Facility with a full service Chick-Fil-A. Construction for the project is set to be complete in spring 2020.
West Campus Housing Phase 3
Two new residence halls are being constructed as part of third phase of the West Campus Housing project. These halls will be a combined 240,000 GSF and will house 872 beds with 366 two person semi-suite rooms, 44 two person pod rooms, eight four person apartments and 20 one person RA rooms. The halls are set to open to UT students in Fall 2019.