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Campus groundbreakings

Indiana University, Coastal Carolina University and University of St. Thomas have new buildings in the works
University Business, March 2016
  • Indiana University's O’Neill Graduate Center will provide technologically advanced learning and meeting spaces for graduate programs in public affairs, environmental management and environmental science.
  • Coastal Carolina University's new $18 million building will house multiple departments—including computer science, recreation and sports management, psychology, and university honors.
  • The Center for Science and Health Professions at the University of St. Thomas in Texas will add 103,000 square feet of learning space for STEM students.

O’Neill Graduate Center

Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Located near the heart of the Bloomington campus, this new $12 million, 28,000-square-foot addition to the the School of Public and Environmental Affairs building will provide technologically advanced learning and meeting spaces for graduate programs in public affairs, environmental management and environmental science.

The limestone building will feature a multistory glass curtain wall along with classrooms, three student common areas and faculty offices. Construction of the three-story structure, designed by BSA Life Structures of Indianapolis, should be complete in early 2017.

Academic office/classroom building

Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina)

This $18 million, 52,000-square-foot building will be the second of its kind on campus and provide 60 administrative and faculty offices, 16 classrooms and a “grab and go” Aramark restaurant.

The three-story brick building, which is expected to be completed by May 2017, will become home to multiple departments—including computer science, recreation and sports management, psychology, and university honors.

An 1,800-square-foot data center will accommodate a staff of 44. Additional campus parking will be created during construction. The facility was designed by Garvin Design Group (Columbia), Kyzer & Timmerman (Myrtle Beach), RMF Engineering (Charleston) and Castles Engineering (Myrtle Beach).

Center for Science and Health Professions

University of St. Thomas (Texas)

With nearly half of the current freshman class stating an interest in STEM-related fields, this $47.3 million, 103,000-square-foot learning environment will help educate aspiring doctors, physicists, biologists and researchers.

Along with lab space, classrooms, study spaces and a computer lab, the center will initially house the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing, as well as the biology and chemistry departments.

Future phases will accommodate students studying mathematics, bioinformatics, physics, cooperative engineering and environmental science. The center, designed by WHR Architects of Houston, should be completed in summer 2017.

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