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Savannah State Breaks Ground On Two New Science Facilities


Savannah, Georgia – Friday marked an important day for Savannah State as two projects formally broke ground – the Marine Sciences facility located at the former Italian Club property adjacent to deep water access and the Science and Technology facility located on the main campus.  The university received $20.5 million to design and construct both facilities.

Hussey Gay Bell, in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, provided designs for both facilities. Once complete, this project will consist of approximately 47,000 SF total of research facilities that will house laboratories for six existing degree programs in the College of Science and Technology including:  Marine Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Computer Science Technology.  Specifically, the project involves the design and construction of a new, 17,000 square foot Marine Sciences, Deep Water Site facility on an off-campus, acquired 3.43-acre commercial waterfront property formerly known as the Italian Club at Livingston Avenue.  Spaces will include teaching, research and support lab spaces as well as offices, conference rooms and classrooms which will be used for teaching and researching dolphins, fish ecology, environmental toxicology and coastal biophysics. Scope of work on the main campus consists of the design and construction of a 30,000 square foot Science and Technology building beside the Kennedy Fine Arts Building near North Tompkins Road which will include teaching, research and support lab spaces as well as offices, conference rooms and classrooms.

The event was attended by numerous dignitaries including Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Senator Ben Watson, Representative Mickey Stephens, Regent Don Waters, Dr. Steve Wrigley and Mayor Eddie DeLoach.

Both projects are being constructed by the local office of CPPI and are anticipated to reach completion in the summer of 2017.

Full story:  http://savannahnow.com/news/2016-06-24/savannah-state-breaks-new-ground-while-honoring-slave-past