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


The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex was identified as a high priority facilities need in the Capital Plan for the institution. The former facilities that housed the programs of Chemistry, Physics, School of Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science were deficient and required upgrades to meet current needs.  It became the intent of the University of Vermont to construct a modern laboratory/classroom/office complex to accommodate the teaching and research needs of these programs.

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

The STEM Complex received a Silver Level of Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) established by the U.S. Green Building Council