March 07, 2017
Rendering of the new UAB College of Arts and Sciences building March 7, 2017

UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences will soon expand with the addition of a $39.5 million, 160,000-square-foot building at 10th Avenue South and 14th Street South.

“We proposed this new building as a result of the rapid growth of the undergraduate and graduate programs in the college,” said Robert Palazzo, Ph.D., dean of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. “The new building will provide modern teaching facilities and technologies and larger classrooms, and it will be a modern space for students to learn and for faculty to conduct their scholarship and research.”

The UAB College of Arts and Sciences serves more than 50 percent of UAB students through its 29 majors and 19 departments. All freshmen, regardless of their majors, are taught by CAS faculty for their core classes. The college also offers more than 30 baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

The new facility will replace the UAB Humanities Building and will be home to 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, a 300-seat auditorium and a storm shelter.

Naming opportunities are available to honor individuals or companies, including the building itself, classrooms, the auditorium, laboratories, the lobby, foyer and atria, conference rooms, offices for faculty, staff and students, the entry plaza and lower commons.

Construction is targeted to begin in 2017. To follow the progress of the project, visit

To support the project: Camille Epps, 205.996.2154;