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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.

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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 on the site of a current parking lot. It will be the key feature of a future east-west academic mall.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2017; Finish: 2020
Budget: $90 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: $45 million

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Kittrell and Bartoo Halls Renovation

The next buildings to be renovated as part of the university's master plan are Kittrell and Bartoo halls on the historic main quad. These renovations will be similar in scope to what has been done to other academic buildings recently, such as Oakley, T.J. Farr and Henderson.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2018; Finish: 2019
Budget: $3.6 million

Roaden University Center Expansion

The project will expand the west side of the RUC, creating more space on the ground and first floors. A walking bridge between the west side’s expansion and Centennial Plaza will be created. This project will also address the safety concerns that have caused the west side of the building to be fenced off. During this project, the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the RUC will be renovated.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2017; Finish: 2018
Budget: $7 million

Volpe Library

There are two separate projects involving Volpe Library: masonry and excavation. Masonry: A complete re-bricking of the building to address long-term masonry leakage. Excavation: A part of the first floor that was left unexcavated during original construction will be excavated in order to create more space within the building.

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2018; 
Budget: $4 million

Browning/Evins Residence Halls

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

Estimated Dates & Budget
Start: 2018; Finish: December 2018
Budget: $6.2 million