Dec. 16, 2019—A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.
Sep. 24, 2019—The Vanderbilt community can now enjoy new green spaces in the West End Neighborhood featuring pedestrian- and bike-friendly pathways as well as grassy areas ideal for studying, relaxing and hosting outdoor gatherings.
Aug. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House.
Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers
Jun. 17, 2019—More than 800 Nashville firefighters from across Davidson County will participate in a unique training opportunity on the Vanderbilt campus June 18-29, when they conduct high-rise fire response drills in the university’s Carmichael West Tower 4 residence hall, slated for demolition later this summer.
Jul. 25, 2018—Staff from the Division of Administration’s facilities department participated in the second-annual Facilities Field Day July 20 to celebrate and promote the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and employee appreciation.
Jul. 18, 2018—The Division of Administration hosted over 50 architects, designers and higher-education leaders from the Society for College and University Planning July 16 to showcase Vanderbilt’s FutureVU vision.
Apr. 4, 2018—Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt's first BlueSky visioning session March 26-27 to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university's carbon footprint.
Feb. 20, 2018—At its February meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Facilities Officer Mike Perez, who gave an overview of the FutureVU initiative. Perez spoke about current projects as well as future areas of focus and provided a vision of what the Vanderbilt campus may look like by 2023.
Nov. 9, 2017—Faculty, students and staff seeking to alter the campus environment through a display, event or related activity can work with the Facilities Review Committee. The FRC meets every Thursday at 8 a.m.
May. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.
Oct. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped 11 percent in one year and 27 percent from their 2008 peak, according to an updated inventory of the university’s GHG emissions release by Vanderbilt Facilities.