Friday, August 13, 2010

VWCC Breaking Ground for First New Building in Ages

Virginia Western Community plans to break ground Monday August 16 on a new 68,000 square foot, LEED-certified academic building, its first new building in nearly two decades.

The Center for Science and Health Professions building will house science and health professions classes currently located in Anderson Hall. The Center will feature building-wide access to high tech features, expanded classroom space and state-of-the-art clinical and skills labs.

The Center will also have a dental clinic, offering routine oral exams and x-rays to the public, on the building’s first floor. This is the first new academic building construction Virginia Western will have built since the early 1990s.

“This is one of the most important additions to the Virginia Western learning experience we’ve made in quite some time,” says Dr. Robert Sandel, president of Virginia Western. “Our science and health students will take advantage of the newest technologies and clinical settings – ensuring their skills and knowledge make them competitive in today’s marketplace.”

Completion of the building is scheduled for early 2012. Barton Malow and CJMW Architects will manage the construction.

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