The new building, planned to open in January of 2022, will accommodate at least 1,000 new students in nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and other allied health programs. The center also will include classrooms and training space for advanced manufacturing and interactive media programs, in addition to auditoriums, and student life and tutoring areas.
The University is spending $100 million on this project.
No tax-exempt bonds will pay for the construction of the building.
Harrisburg-based Reynolds Enterprises Inc. and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., based in Baltimore, were hired to support Butler County architect Alex Wing of Stantec on preconstruction plans for the building.