The building provides over 250,000 gross square feet of teaching, faculty and student research laboratories and collaborative learning spaces, such as the Interdisciplinary Life Science Student and Faculty Research Suite. The entire facility features pedagogical design attributes nationally recognized as Project Kaleidoscope Initiatives (PKAL), including discovery-based, group learning environments and spaces for informal discussion and collaborative interaction, all promoting an enhanced, 21st century science education and research continuum.
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
Laboratory Consulting Architect