The University of Vermont STEM Initiative

A Presentation to the Committee of the Whole February 7, 2014
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David V. Rosowsky, Provost and Senior Vice President
Supported by John N. Evans, Interim Vice President for Research O. Richard Bundy III, President and Chief Executive Officer, The UVM Foundation Robert B. Vaughan, Director, Capital Planning and Management
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STEM Complex – Aerial View

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STEM Complex – East View

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Programming Phase Schedule

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STEM Steering Committee Meetings Programming

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Visioning Meeting Facility Tours User Meetings (multi-day) Draft Program Final Draft Program Existing Conditions Analysis Existing Conditions Report

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Facility Tours:

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College of the Holy Cross University of New Hampshire Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Program Development Process
• • • • Project Vision and Goals Project Tours Benchmarking Faculty Interviews • Departmental • Shared research – shared core labs • Shared teaching – shared teaching labs Utilization analysis (teaching spaces) Growth Projections Plan layouts and 3-D Views Space program

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Projected Chemistry Teaching Lab Utilization

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Programming Process: Plan Layouts and 3D views • Confirm room requirements • Determine potential for space sharing

Introductory Chemistry Teaching Lab – 24 Person capacity A shared lab with Environmental Engineering Course CE254 10

Programming Process: Plan Layouts and 3D views • Explore new pedagogies

Physics - Active Learning Lab/Classroom - 96 person capacity

Programming Process: Plan Layouts and 3D views • Explore flexible layouts and space sharing, Modular design

Organic Chemistry Research Lab - Open Plan

Site Visits: University of New Hampshire vs. UVM Teaching Spaces

UVM Votey Hall Engineering Structures Lab

UNH Engineering Advanced Electronics and Instrumentation Lab

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Site Visits: College of the Holy Cross vs. UVM Teaching Spaces

UVM Cook Building Chemistry Teaching lab

College of the Holy Cross – General Chemistry Teaching Lab

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Cook Building - Existing Conditions Evaluation
Obsolete Building & Life Safety Systems
• Inadequate mechanical systems • Deficient fume hood air supply and exhaust • Inadequate temperature and humidity control • Inadequate chilled water system • No energy recovery • Plumbing and Fire Protection and Detection Systems – not code compliant • Building envelope deficiencies • Substandard building management system • Substandard electrical systems

Votey Hall - Existing Conditions Evaluation
Deferred Maintenance and Interior Configuration Issues
• • • • • • Roof membrane Mechanical systems Exterior entrance Corridor flooring and lighting Undergraduate student laboratory space Research laboratory space
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Project Schedule (3 phases)
RFP for Professional Services …………………………... Architectural Team Selected ..……………………… Program and Preliminary Concept …………... 17 June 2013

23 September 2013 15 February 2014

New STEM Research and Teaching Lab Building (Phase 1) Design and Documentation Complete …. 1 February 2015 Bid and Award ………………………………….. 1 April 2015 Construction Completion ………………. 1 December 2016 New STEM Classroom and Office Building (Phase 2) Design and Documentation Complete ……….. Bid and Award …………………………... Construction Completion ……………………… Votey Hall Selective Renovations (Phase 3) Design and Documentation …….. Construction in Multiple Phases …

1 May 2016 1 September 2016 1 June 2018

March 2015 - May 2016 June 2014 - June 2018

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