Science Building

Middle Tennessee State University’s new science building serves as a campus showpiece. With over 250,000 square feet of teaching, faculty and student research laboratories, and collaborative learning spaces, the new facility will greatly enhance MTSU’s academic programming. The entire facility features design attributes relative to teaching and is nationally recognized through Project Kaleidoscope Initiatives (PKAL), including discovery-based, group learning environments and spaces for informal discussion and collaborative interaction, all promoting a 21st-century science education and research facility.

Key aspects of the design include:

  • Two-tiered discussion classrooms designed to support and encourage group discussion activities.
  • Interior glazing and open planning principles were incorporated to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific discovery and to promote interest in science among non-science majors.
  • Four research laboratories for organismal biology and an interdisciplinary vivarium.
  • Three research laboratories for synthetic chemistry and nuclear magnetic resonance.

The design for the project was a joint venture between TMP, Hastings Architecture Associates, and EYP.


Middle Tennessee State University/Tennessee Board of Regents


Murfreesboro, TN

Square Feet


Laboratory Consulting Architect



LEED Silver

Design Services


Key Project Staff
JP Cowan

Commercial Practice Leader

Tim Yoko

Senior Project Manager