Tennessee Tech is evaluating designers to develop its five story, $29.5 million dollar Innovation Residence Hall.
Vice President for Facilities Chuck Roberts said the hall would have up to 400 beds in the 120,000 square foot building. Roberts said the vision is to make the Innovation Residence Hall unlike anything else on campus.
“That’s the vision going forward is to kind of make those a live and learn area,” Roberts said. “In that one actually, I think they’re envisioning having an eating… restaurant, cafe type of atmosphere on the bottom floor as well.”
Tech’s live and learn spaces are for students and faculty to plan educational programs outside the traditional class setting. Roberts said this will be adjacent to the future Engineering and Research Building with green space between the two buildings.