Robins & Morton Completes Auburn University OIT and Multimodal Transportation Facility

Robins & Morton recently completed construction of the $13 million Auburn University Office of Information Technology (OIT), a candidate for LEED Silver Certification. Consolidating OIT offices from nine different campus locations, the 63,785 square-foot building houses OIT’s computer equipment and provides office and support spaces for more than 140 staff and student employees.

“This is the first time ever for some of the groups within OIT to be located together,” said Chick Wade, Associate Executive Director of Auburn University OIT. “We are already experiencing improved communication between our various groups as well as the ability to more quickly address certain IT needs and issues.”

The state-of-the-art facility serves as the campus IT hub and features technical training and workshop areas as well as lab facilities. Campus Identity Management and Test Scoring Services are located in the new OIT building, which also includes shop areas, computer support, switchboard room, data center, and a secure command center that monitors the servers and campus network around the clock. The new building will help reduce cooling costs in the server room by 20 to 30 percent. The data center will be much more reliable, with an uninterrupted power supply and backup cooling system if a sustained outage occurs.

In addition to the OIT building, Robins & Morton recently completed the $7 million South Quad Multimodal Transportation Facility, which includes a parking deck and office building for Parking Services.  The four-level facility can accommodate 599 automobiles and a Tiger Transit bus stop, with covered parking for buses and students.