The $13.8 million Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building at the Oak Ridge campus will include space for new programs, faculty offices, new classrooms and new labs. The building will include 14 classrooms, seven labs, 37 faculty
offices, an adjunct faculty area, three conference rooms, two lecture halls, 15 student study areas and four computer labs. The building will be LEED-certified for energy efficiency and have geothermal heating and cooling.
The Health Sciences and Technology Building was complated in March 2014.
The new building is ready and will welcome its first students during the Fall 2014 semester.
The nursing labs are spacious.
Exposed steel adds a nice architectural touch.
Check out a view from the stairs and photos of the interior.
The white roofing helps increase energy efficiency.
Work on roofing has begun.
The building now has three full floors. Classroom walls are under construction as well as faculty offices and laboratories.
A lot of progress has been made in late spring.
The new building is beginning to take shape now.
You can see the walls just starting to come out of the ground.
Work is moving along on the site.
The ground is almost ready for foundation construction to begin.
You can see the footprint of the building. The big hole in the “U” of the building is a rain garden that will catch all of the run-off water instead of sending it to the retaining pond. This is one of the LEED attributes of the building. At the end of this month, we should see the foundation coming out of the ground.
Update: Site work has started on the new building. Check out this aerial view.