Buildings & Evacuation Plans


Featheringill/Jacobs Hall opened in 2002 and features the three-story Adams Atrium designed to be a focal point for student interaction and social events. Just off the Adams Atrium is the Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, which serves the engineering community as a central location for lectures, large meetings and classes. Featheringill Hall totals 83,845 sq ft, containing more than 50 teaching and research laboratories. Laboratories and classrooms are equipped for wired and wireless computer connections. The building also houses design studios and offices for student services, civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and general engineering.

Stevenson Center includes the Dean's office and numerous classrooms, lecture halls and research laboratories incorporating approximately 35,000 sq ft. Biomedical engineering offices and research laboratories are housed in this building, although biomedical research is also done in laboratories in the Vanderbilt Medical Center complex. Electrical engineering and computer science also maintains some offices and classrooms in the Stevenson Center.

Olin Hall is a nine-story building of classrooms, research and instructional laboratories, and offices for chemical and biomolecular engineering and mechanical engineering. Consisting of 51,480 sq ft Olin Hall was built in 1974, renovated in 2011, and renovated again in 2015. Olin now offers modern undergraduate and research laboratories, new graduate student suites, and updated classrooms.

Institute for Software Integrated Systems/Institute for Space and Defense Electronics on Nashville's Music Row (16th Avenue South) provides approximately 30,000 square feet of dry-laboratory, office, and conference spaces for these School of Engineering institutes.

W.M. Keck FEL Center, once home to the university's free-electron laser, the Keck Center offers space to biomedical engineering's biomedical photonics research laboratories, the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt, and associated faculty and graduate student offices.  It also houses lasers used in research projects in electrical engineering. 

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation facility is a 8,000-square-foot space on the city's famous Music Row (17th Avenue) creating a computational and computer science research corridor, which brings together like-minded and similarly focused individuals who can synergistically create new paradigms for computational research.

The Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability located at Nashville's Metro Center opened in the summer of 2014. It is a 20,000-square-foot high-bay space dedicated to scale up experiments initiated at a traditional laboratory bench top test to a realistic scale, accelerating the translation of discovery to practice in real-world applications. This space provides the capability to design, monitor, and improve the "health" of integrated systems in all stages of the life cycle and at all scales of the system architecture. Systems tested will include very large objects such as military aircraft, wind turbines, or energy storage technologies.

The Engineering and Science Building opened in August 2016.  It consists of 230,000 sq ft in seven floors - roughly doubling the physical plant of the School of Engineering.  It is designed to propel cross-campus partnerships including an innovation pavilion containing the Wond'ry, maker space, flexible community space, a clean room as part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, and state-of-the-art research and instructional spaces.