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Campus Groundbreakings: Center for Communications and Creative Media at Champlain College

Also: New buildings at Nova Southeastern University and The University of Texas at San Antonio
University Business, May 2014
  • Nova Southeastern University's Center for Collaborative Research will open in 2016.
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio's Tetro Student Village will be ready in the fall.

Center for Communications and Creative Media (CCM)

Champlain College (Vt.)

Planned occupancy: August 2015

Design: ColinLindberg Architects (Burlington, Vt.)

The $24.5 million, 75,000-square-foot project is a renovation and expansion of the Hauke Center and Alumni Auditorium. The facility will be the new academic home for CCM programs and allow all business faculty and programs to reside together elsewhere on campus. In addition, the new building will house exhibit space, a dining hall, classrooms and offices, as well as support for transit, bookstore, mail and copy services.

Center for Collaborative Research

Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)

Planned occupancy: 2016

Design: ACAI Associates (Fort Lauderdale)

The $80 million, 215,000-square-foot research building will house a multimillion-dollar IBM supercomputer donated by Centaurus Energy of Houston. It will also have one of the state’s largest wet labs and the NSU Technology Incubator, as well as an outpatient medical facility with a centralized clinical research infrastructure for investigators in multiple disciplines, and a floor for activities related to the university’s partnership with the United States Geological Survey.

Tetro Student Village

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Planned occupancy: Fall 2014

Design: Reese Vanderbilt & Associates (Atlanta). 

Located on a 16-acre site about half a mile from UTSA’s campus, this student residential community will have 121 flats and 77 townhomes. A coffee shop, club room, fitness center, media room, resort-style pool, dog park and tanning room are among the amenities. Carter, an Atlanta-based developer, provided program and project management services for Tetro. —Melissa Ezarik

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