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Ongoing Projects

The Energy and Environmental Science Research Building (EESRB)


The EESRB will be a newly constructed research facility totaling approximately 157,000 gross square feet over four stories. This edifice will house teaching laboratories, research and public service labs, offices and new classrooms for the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA).

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Veterinary Medical Center – Teaching and Learning Center

Vet Med-Teaching and Learning

A 19,375 gross-square-foot addition to the Veterinary Medical Center that will provide much needed classroom, instructional laboratory, and informal gathering space for the UT Institute for Agriculture’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Johnson Ward Pedestrian Mall Extension

The Johnson Ward Pedestrian Mall Extension project involves the conversion of Andy Holt Ave. from a vehicular roadway to a pedestrian mall.  Portions of Pat Head Summitt Street and Melrose Place that connect to Andy Holt Avenue are to be included.  The mall extension will continue with a contemporary design that differs aesthetically from that of the original segment.  The mall will create engaging spaces that promote social gathering and interaction along the corridor for both large and small groups.  Both active and passive spaces will exist for studying and provide a respite from the stresses of college life.

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Rocky Top Dining Hall – Now Open!

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 was completed in Spring 2021.

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Zeanah Engineering Complex – Classrooms Open!

The Zeanah Engineering Complex will be a 232,250 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.

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