New Construction

Miami University to Undergo $169M in Summer Construction

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is set to see construction work on three major projects totaling $169 million across its campus this summer. Local news reports that work is already underway on two new facilities at $154 million and the renovation of a third for $15 million. All three projects are scheduled for completion in 2023.

The first new construction project is the Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility, which comes with a price tag of about $96 million. “We are so excited, because very soon…we’ll have this great Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness Facility that will be home to some innovative and dynamic programs,” said Miami University spokesperson Jessica Rivinius. “It’s going to serve so many students, and it will be so convenient.”

Michael Crowder—associate provost, dean of the graduate school, and chemistry and biochemistry professor—elaborated that the facility will play home to the university’s Student Health Center as well as its speech pathology, audiology, graduate nursing and graduate physician associate programs. The building will measure in at 165,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer of 2023.

The second new construction project is the upcoming McVey Data Science Building, set to cost $58 million. The 87,000 square-foot space is scheduled for completion in December 2023. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in October 2021, and a large portion of its funding came via a $20-million donation from university alum Rick McVey.

Finally, renovations are also in progress on the [email protected] Innovation and Workforce Development Center, a partnership between the university and the city of Oxford. The work costs approximately $15 million, and the center is estimated to open its doors to students in January 2023.

The facility will house amenities like an entrepreneurship center, startups, a resource center for workforce and small-business development, a design and testing space for manufacturing operations, and office space.

Rivinius also said that the university’s ultimate goal is to create interdisciplinary learning spaces and programs that allow faculty and students across different departments to collaborate and participate in experiential learning, according to local news.

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