University renovating supermarket for administrative offices and RFID Lab

Interior renovations to transform supermarket into administrative facility and RFID Lab

By Gail Riese

In November 2011, the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 6.11 acres of land and a vacant Bruno’s Supermarket building at the corner of East Glenn Avenue and East University Drive.

Beginning in the next few weeks, interior renovation work will transform the 53,000-square-foot building space into an administrative facility and laboratory for the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Lab.

Designed by Stacy Norman Architects of Auburn, the renovation will include new space for a number of campus units. The University Human Resources Department will vacate space from the third floor of Foy Hall and the Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum. 

The Office of Alumni and Development Support Services and the Office of Alumni Endowment Investment Office will move from their leased space at Eagle Crossing on South College Street.  

A 13,000-square-foot section of the building will house the (RFID) Lab. This space will serve as a collaborative laboratory for researchers in a variety of disciplines including the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and the College of Human Sciences.

Rabren General Contractors of Auburn was awarded the $3 million construction project. Completion is expected in October 2014.

Last Updated: May 07, 2014