Tennessee State University – Health Sciences Building

Location: Nashville, TN
Architect: Earl Swensson Associates
Products: EM2 Series Actuators and RS4 Control Panel
Glazing Co: Alexander Metals Inc

About the Project
Signature four-story campus building, prominently located on TSU’s academic quad, consolidates the university’s allied health science programs while remaining flexible enough to meet the needs of several departments. It features collaborative learning space, instructional space, additional classroom space and a tiered lecture hall with flexible seating to accommodate anywhere from 60 to 120 students. A gait lab, simulation labs, soft study labs, computer labs and administrative office space are also included. Labs and faculty offices are located on the same floor to promote interaction between students and professors, while open stairs foster activity and connection between floors.

The building’s concourse, which faces TSU’s academic quad, features ample glass that provides sweeping views of campus and fills the building with natural light. The concourse also visually connects the Health Sciences Building to the surrounding campus, echoing the open and collaborative design of the various classroom and lab spaces. With ample lab, classroom and office space, this building meets the needs of the various health science departments and offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. Motorized awning windows used for natural ventilation throughout.

Outstanding Project Status, Learning By Design Fall 2021 Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence
American School & University Portfolio Awards – Outstanding Design 2021
ABC National Excellence in Construction – Eagle Award 2021