rendering of STEM building


Schedule: Completed 2019
Project Manager: Todd Merchant
Architect: Freeman French Freeman / Ellenzweig
Pre-Construction Services: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Contractor: PC Construction


The University of Vermont has identified the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex as its highest priority facilities need in the Capital Plan for the institution. The existing facilities housing the programs of Chemistry, Physics, School of Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science are deficient and require upgrades to meet current needs.  It is the intent of the University to construct a modern laboratory/classroom/office complex to accommodate the teaching and research needs of these programs.

The construction will be accomplished in three different phases over a four year period. The first phase includes construction of the Discovery Building, a state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratory facility, while the second phase will construct the Innovation Building, a classroom/office facility. Phase three will include concurrent selected renovations within the Votey Building.

In accordance with the University of Vermont's "Environmental Design in New and Renovated Buildings" policy, the STEM Complex project is being designed, at minimum, to meet LEED Silver Level criteria.