Vanderbilt University - Engineering and Science Building

Supporting Campus-Wide Innovation

The Engineering and Science Building is an essential part of the School of Engineering’s plan for expansion and growth in applied research, and accommodates 40 faculty hires. An addition to Olin Hall, the 230,000 GSF building includes a campus wide innovation center designed to connect students and faculty with technology transfer and industry mentors; an undergraduate commons; and a 7,000 SF nanofab cleanroon and imaging suite.

The building supports the School’s goals to expand interdisciplinary research in bio-medical engineering, recruit nanotechnology and environmental engineering faculty, and create a new undergrad research-focused culture.

The Wond’ry is a 13,000 SF campus resource dedicated to fostering an innovation and entrepreneurial culture. The Wond’ry draws on its adjacency to the new 235,000 SF Engineering and Science Building, which expands interdisciplinary research in biomedical engineering, energy, and materials science. The Wond’ry works with diverse resources to accelerate the transfer of laboratory discoveries and academic-based concepts to the marketplace. As host of the PreFlight/PostFlight programs, the Wond’ry provides student for-profit and non-profit venture ideas with entrepreneurial support. Features of the three-story space include co-labs, teaming rooms, media presentation lounge, and makerspaces for 3D printing, foam fabrication, rapid prototyping, and robotics.


Nashville, Tennessee

Building Type

Research Labs, Innovation Center, Classrooms, Meeting Spaces


230,000 SF

  • 2019 S-Lab Award

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