Client:Florida State University
Location :Tallahassee, Florida
Budget :$59,000,000
Architect :Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
Completion :November 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 October, many activities neared their completion. MAP crews received an overhead inspection sign-off for Level 01, which was the last ceiling to inspect. Acoustical tile ceilings are substantially complete throughout the building and the wood ceilings are about 90% complete. Various specialties have been installed throughout the building including blinds, marker boards, tack boards, and projection screens. FSU has even begun delivering office furniture to the building. Vestibules and storefronts on the interior and exterior were completed with openers and hardware. Curtainwall installation is officially complete as is metal panel siding. Site/Plaza concrete continued with the placement of concrete to connect the Carraway Building to the plaza; 90% of the exterior lighting was also installed. Landscaping work continued this month will all irrigation piping run, trees planted, and fencing complete.