Client:Florida State University
Location :Tallahassee, Florida
Budget :$59,000,000
Architect :Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
Completion :July 2019

Florida State University, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Building

The facility will provide space for the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Department, which has been newly formed by merging the former departments of geology, oceanography, and meteorology. The project aims to provide state of the art accommodations for the department’s classrooms, teaching labs, research labs, and offices. It will also seek to promote the use of the exterior areas including reinforcement of the building’s location at a major gateway to the campus. As the home for the University’s environmental sciences programs, this project will strive to support the protection of environmental resources and promote a healthy indoor environment.

The building is anticipated to be approximately 130,000 gross square feet. Along with its construction, the scope of services is expected to include site utilities and site amenities, and may include construction of elements required to support the project’s location in the NW Science Quadrant. At the University’s discretion, the selected construction manager may be contracted to construct/include renovation of an existing adjacent building, should it be deemed more favorable to house portions of the program scope in the adjacent facility. Furthermore, should funding for a second building phase become available, the University may at its discretion, choose to extend the contract to incorporate the second phase. The design is being developed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects based in Pittsburgh, PA.

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During the month of January, MEPF overhead and in-wall rough-in, curtain wall installation, brick work, and roofing were again the main activities. Significant progress was made in the Mechanical Penthouse with pump installation, ductwork, piping, housekeeping pads, and electrical. Electricians ran conduit and pulled wire on several levels and continued work in Electrical Rooms. Plumbing rough-in up through Level 05 was nearly completed. The curtainwall south elevation was nearly completed and glazing began on the Southeast corner. Brick on the North elevation is up to Level 04 and precast is complete at the South eyebrow areas. All roof tiles were completed and work on the copper soffits began. Interior metal framing was nearly completed for all levels and drywall hanging continued up to Level 03 along with Painting on Level 02.