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 May, MEPF rough, Insulation, lighting installation, curtain wall installation, Lab Casework installation, and roofing were the main activities. Significant progress was made in the Mechanical Penthouse with 90% of the louvers installed, nearly all HVAC piping and ductwork tied in and insulated, controls rough-in for the units and equipment was also roughed-in. All pumps and units are ready for start-up next month. Electricians completed the lighting on Level 02 in the labs, offices, and bathrooms. Curtainwall is substantially complete on the West elevation and in progress on the North Elevation, at Level 06 and at the NE corner; Sunshade installation was completed on the Southeast corner and crews moved to the South face. Lab casework crews received deliveries for Level 03 and installed most of the pieces this month.