Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.
Feb. 10, 2020—Work is planned near the intersection of Edgehill Avenue and 19th Avenue later this month due to infrastructure upgrades in the Peabody Neighborhood. The plan will allow for both 19th and Edgehill avenues to remain open during the work, with periodic single-lane closures.
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.
Nov. 7, 2019—To complete the rest of the structural work for the planned 20-story West End Tower, the crane needs an extension. Construction hours will change this weekend, with work beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. If the work is not completed on Saturday, work on the crane will begin again at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Oct. 31, 2019—The Vanderbilt Facilities department will host a town hall discussing the West End Neighborhood project on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.
Oct. 9, 2019—The university’s Facilities department has launched a new website to help make its services and departments more accessible to the Vanderbilt community. The department also has created Instagram and Twitter accounts that will feature information about project updates, road closures, power outages and more.
Jul. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt Facilities has launched e-Builder, a third-party cloud-based construction and renovation project management information system. The software will streamline and manage a project from initial request through closeout for all projects managed by Campus Planning and Construction and Renovation and Small Construction.
Mar. 8, 2019—Goals of the working group will include planning for an institution-wide laser safety program, compiling inventories of lab and non-lab spaces and equipment, and defining required training for university personnel.
Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.
Oct. 2, 2018—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Division of Administration to host its second year of diversity trainings for Facilities staff at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University officially broke ground on the first phase of a $41.5 million multibuilding construction and renovation project at Peabody College of education and human development.
Jun. 6, 2018—The pedestrian bridge and walkway at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue will undergo routine maintenance this summer.