The University of Alabama at Birmingham is planning to construct the $78.5 million Science and Engineering Complex. Designed by Goodwin, Mills and Cawood, the 145,784-sf multidisciplinary facility will house interactive research labs, technology-rich classrooms, faculty and staff offices, and multiple collaboration rooms for team learning. The first phase of the project will create a $64.5 million, 115,000-sf structure accommodating the Department of Biology, the Department of Physics, and lab and support space for the Department of Chemistry. Subsequent construction phases will provide additional facilities for the chemistry department and the School of Engineering. Lord Aeck Sargent is the laboratory design consultant for the complex. UAB’s central steam and chilled water distribution systems will be extended to the site to supply efficient and economical heating and cooling services.