New Construction

St. Louis Community College Construction Projects Continue

St. Louis Community College in Missouri recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) at its Florissant Valley Campus, according to a college news release. The building will be the campus’ first new addition since 2011. The construction is part of a larger initiative called STLCC Transformed, whose goal is to modernize both facilities and university programs to meet state needs, according to the university website.

The building will cover an estimated 100,000 square feet and cost about $62 million, the news release reports. The college is partnering with architecture firm KAI Enterprises, construction manager Navigate Building Solutions, and general contractor PARIC Corp. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2024.

It will play home to the college’s respiratory care bachelor’s program and provide space for dental hygiene, nursing, and radiology technology programs. Amenities will include upgraded equipment and simulation labs for emergency medical technology and paramedic technology students. It will also house classes for behavior health support and deaf communications studies, as well as dedicated areas (including an outdoor plaza) for studying, eating, and socializing.

The groundbreaking and start of construction come on the heels of another construction project: the Center for Health Sciences and Technology at the college’s Wildwood campus. Groundbreaking on that project occurred in late May, and the $84.5-million facility is tentatively scheduled to open in 2025.

“In May, we held the groundbreaking for Wildwood’s Center for Health Sciences and Technology, and following today’s groundbreaking, the College will move forward with four additional buildings and substantial renovations at our other campuses” said Chancellor of St. Louis Community College Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D. “Together, these projects are part of STLCC Transformed, which is a nearly half-billion-dollar initiative that aims to modernize facilities and programming to meet the job training and retraining demands of Missouri. I have to say thank you, because it was the generous support of taxpayers who voted to approve Proposition R in 2021.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].

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