Tennessee Tech’s taking the next steps on two of its major projects.
Capital Projects and Planning Director Jim Cobb said that design company Community Tectonics was selected for renovations at the Johnson Hall building, home of Tennesse Tech’s College of Business. He said the budget for the renovations along with the Foster Hall demolition sits at some $37.6 million.
“It’ll be a completely new renovated building,” Cobb said. “There’ll be new classrooms, new computer labs, new office spaces for the faculty and staff, new auditorium. All building systems replaced, the HVAC, the electrical, the IT infrastructure.”
Cobb said they are currently in the preliminary stages. He said once they get the contract signed and meet with designers, they will be able to have a better idea for a timeline.
Cobb said local company Upland Design Group was selected as the designer for the new Advanced Construction and Manufacturing Engineering Building. He said they are likely 18 to 20 months out from breaking ground on that project.
“We may possibly get out an early release package to do some site improvements, do utilities to the site and things of that nature and that can occur in as little as 15 months,” Cobb said.”But until we are able to have a kickoff meeting with the design team, we won’t be able to have a firm timeline,”
Cobb said design plans are still underway.