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Campus Construction

Tennessee Tech is undergoing a level of construction that it hasn’t experienced since the 1960s. Projects include new buildings, the renovation of multiple buildings, parking lot construction and infrastructure work. This website will provide updated information on construction projects. We appreciate your patience as we build the Tennessee Tech of tomorrow in order to better serve students.


New Buildings

Laboratory Sciences Building

Occupying 150,000-square-feet of space, the new science building, once completed, will be the largest academic building on campus. The building will house the chemistry department and a portion of the biology department.

There will also be labs for earth sciences, physics and environmental sciences. In keeping with the university’s master plan, the building will be located immediately north of the Capital Quad residence halls. It will be the key feature of a future east-west academic mall.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2017; Finish: 2020
Budget: $92 million

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Recreation and Fitness Center

With its prominent location, the new Student Recreation Center is designed to be the new campus “front door” attracting prospective students while serving current students and faculty. The design fosters an inviting environment for wellness by creating spaces that combine independent and group recreation together to meet the needs of all users. Fitness and weight spaces will provide state-of-the-art equipment, including a climbing wall, in a dynamic two-level space, as well as racquetball courts.

Gym courts will feature spectator viewing and pre-game gathering spaces for drop-in play, scheduled leagues and intramural events. A Multipurpose Activity Court will allow access to indoor sports, while the indoor leisure pool will create more opportunities for social interaction. Lap lanes will be provided for exercise and programmed activities, and a whirlpool will invite relaxation and socializing.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2017; Finish: 2020
Budget: $52 million

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Engineering Building

Tennessee Tech's new 100,000-square-foot engineering building is an investment in Tech as the state's only technological university. This new, modern facility will allow Tech to continue to provide a top engineering education and serve the students of the College of Engineering, which annually awards nearly a quarter of the total engineering and computer science degrees from Tennessee's nine public universities.
Along with classrooms and labs, the new facility will provide cross-disciplinary space that allows students from across campus to collaborate on solving real-world problems. The new engineering building will create an engaging place to learn and conduct research for the engineers of the future.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: ; Finish:
Budget: $55 million

Renovation Projects


Bruner Hall

The next building to be renovated as part of the university's master plan is Bruner Hall. This renovation is similar in scope to what has been done to other academic buildings recently, such as Oakley, Kittrell and Bartoo.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2020; Finish:
Budget: $9.4 million


Cooper/Dunn Residence Halls

Cooper/Dunn are the latest residence halls to undergo complete renovation as part of Residential Life's facility plan. Browning/Evins were the last residence halls to go through this process. The renovation of Cooper/Dunn will have similar outcomes.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2019; Finish: 2020
Budget: $6.1 million