A two-year, $114 million renovation project started last week at the University of Tennessee’s 90-year-old Strong Hall, converting the women’s dormitory into a massive, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory space. A portion of the existing building will remain, as Messer will work with its joint venture partner, Rentenbach Constructors, to transform the building into one of the largest instructional facilities on the University’s Knoxville campus. The new Strong Hall will feature over a dozen classrooms, including a 250-seat lecture hall, biology and chemistry class labs, along with student lounges and meeting spaces.

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