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 September, MEPF rough/overhead trim out, lighting installation, Site work and Landscaping were the main activities. Crews worked towards receiving an overhead inspection sign-off for Level 01. Level 01 is the last ceiling left to complete. Electricians performed the emergency generator test. Vestibules and storefronts and 90% complete with openers and hardware in progress; crews have now shifted their efforts to interior storefronts for offices and breakrooms. Curtainwall installation is officially complete and metal panel siding installation is still in progress. Site/Plaza concrete continued with the placement of stairs, sidewalks, and walls. Landscaping work began this month as well; irrigation was installed, Fencing began, and trees are being planted on all sides of the site.