University of Alabama Science & Engineering Complex

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama built a new $100 million Science and Engineering Complex for both research and education. The three-story, 253,000 SF facility contains interdisciplinary science and engineering classrooms, laboratories, and support facilities to prepare graduates for the professional practice of engineering.

Project Team

The University of Alabama hired EDI to provide audio-visual consulting, programming, budgeting, and design services for the new complex.

EDI designed flexible classrooms that provided team-based presentation and collaboration across multiple, configurable displays with lecture capture.

EDI also designed auditoria with multi-screen lecture presentation, including interactive surfaces and image magnification systems for laboratory demonstration. Other designs included classroom and laboratory system that provided for general lecture presentation, flexible team/small group collaboration and presentation, and video-conferencing.

  • Architect: Davis Architects
  • Contractor: Hoar Construction


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EDI Services

As the technology consultant, EDI provided programming, budgeting, design, bid review and construction phase services for the following rooms:

  • Engineering teaching lab (7)
  • Large conference/seminar room (2)
  • Medium conference room (2)
  • Team room (2)
  • 50-seat classroom (2)
  • Demonstration lecture hall and prep room (2)
  • Material/geotech teaching lab and geotech equipment room/geotech research lab (1)
Project Size
253,000 SF

Project Cost
$100 million

Technology Cost
$700,000

Project Completion
2010