UAB to build new College of Arts and Sciences building

As Birmingham grows, so do our colleges/universities.

This week, UAB announced that it will be constructing a new 160,000 square-foot College of Arts and Sciences building on the corner of 10th Avenue South and 14th Street South.

A rendering of the new Arts & Sciences Building set for construction at UAB.
Rendering of the new Arts and Sciences Building at UAB

According to UAB, the state of the art $39.5 million facility will replace the UAB Humanities Building and will house the departments of anthropology, computer and information sciences, English, foreign languages and literatures, mathematics, philosophy and social work. The building will also include performance space, administrative support offices, and a storm shelter.

  • Located on 10th Ave. & 14th Street South
  • 160,000 Square Feet
  • Two Wings – 300 seat auditorium
  • The architects are Montgomery based Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc.
 Construction is expected to begin in August of this year!

“We proposed this new building as a result of the rapid growth of the undergraduate and graduate programs in the college…

The new building will provide modern teaching facilities and technologies, larger classrooms, and it will be a safe and secure space for students to learn and for faculty to conduct their scholarship and research.”

Robert Palazzo, Ph.D., dean of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences said in the UAB news release


Currently, the Arts and Sciences department is located in Heritage Hall. Photo by UAB

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences serves more than 50% of the University’s students.  Construction of the new building will begin in August of 2017. Completion of the facility is slated for June 2019.

Follow the project online at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences website.

Wade Cline
Wade Cline

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