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

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The project continues to remain on schedule and on budget and is approximately 88% complete. This project is on schedule as well as on budget to be completed January 11, 2023 or earlier. Furniture/equipment will be delivered January 16, 2023 and Biotech equipment will be delivered/installed by February 2023. Students will be welcomed back into the building after spring break.