Biotechnology Center of Excellence & Parking

Natural & Life Sciences

Bond Project Information

Original Project Budget: $17,560,000

Revised Project Budget: $19,460,430

Construction GMP: $16,703,303

Bond Issuance Date: April 2021
Construction Start Date: September 2021
Estimated Completion Date: December 2022
Architect: Clark Nexsen
Construction Manager-At-Risk: The Christman Company
Building Square Footage: 33,000
Operating Impact: $186,490

Biotechnology View from SW1 5-11-20

Center of Excellence (30,000 SF):
Net 12,000 SF = 12 Labs/Classrooms at 1,000 SF Net 8,000 SF = 1 Multipurpose at 2,000 SF, 4 Incubator/Breakout Spaces at 1,500 SF

  • Biotechnology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Histotechnology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Food Science

Possible Ideas to incorporate into the new Center of Excellence Building: 

  • State-of-the-Art Teaching Classrooms / Instructional Labs
  • Co-working space to foster innovation
  • Incorporation of offices, common /conference areas, and event spaces
  • Greenscapes / Greenhouse areas
  • Coffee Shop / Snack Area

Parking Area (350+ Spaces):
• Public Safety Substation
• Projected Enrollment Growth
• Offset Displaced Parking of New Construction

Biotechnology Center of Excellence &
Parking Deck
Bond Project Updates

Click on the description to see information regarding bond project progress.

Unforeseen poor site conditions due to the continued rain have delayed the completion of some of the site work, Substantial completion of the project had been changed from 1/11/23 to 2/24/23. Current work includes completion of casework installation, final painting, and final cleaning. Punch lists have been started and work to complete these items is ongoing. Landscaping, site lighting, and the sidewalk have been completed. The new remote parking lot at Gee Building is moving forward slowly due to the wet conditions. We expect that portion of the project to be completed in late 3/2. Lab equipment has been arriving and is being installed. Furniture installation begins on 2/6. We expect to have our final State Construction inspection on 2/23 and will move in staff over Spring Break with classes starting on 3/16. The project continues to remain on budget.