Jacksonville University has selected Perry-McCall Construction Inc. to build the University’s new $8 million, 30,000-square-foot Colleges of Health Sciences.
Perry-McCall, which built JU’s Marine Science Research Institute, will begin site preparation the week of July 8 and is scheduled to complete the project in July 2014. Dasher Hurst Architects of Jacksonville will provide design services.
A centerpiece of JU’s $85 million ASPIRE comprehensive campaign, the new two-story building is part of a $20-million phased plan to meet growing demand by expanding the College of Health Science’s facilities, programs, faculty and partnerships with the medical community.
A 24-year-old Jacksonville firm, Perry-McCall has a wealth of construction experience throughout the Southeast. The Marine Science Research Institute, which opened in September 2010, was JU’s first “green building,” earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification status by the U.S. Green Building Council.The new College of Health Sciences building will have advanced technology, dedicated classrooms, faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms, a multidisciplinary simulation learning center, a computer laboratory and more. It will use green technology and offer the latest in active learning environments, with classrooms designed to be reconfigurable for the most effective, engaging space and teaching styles.
About 1,600 students are enrolled in the College of Health Sciences. With Nursing and Exercise Science program increases, and the addition of programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Health Executive Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Health Information Management, enrollment is projected to rise as much as 40 percent, to about 2,300, students by 2016.
To see facts and renderings for the new college, click here: Jacksonville University’s new College of Health Sciences building.
To read more about the project, click on this Wave Weekly article.