Behrend Breaks Ground for New Building

Published 05/15 2014 02:45PM

Updated 05/16 2014 10:41AM

Today, ground was broken on an Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center at Knowledge Park.

The two-story, 60,000 sq. ft building will house classrooms, engineering labs and private industry space. The $16.5 million project will be shared by both industrial tenants and students of Behrend's School of Engineering.

Ralph ford, Director of Behrend’s School of Engineering, says the building will provide the ideal environment for interconnectivity.

The building, which will also consist of eight classrooms and 25 faculty offices, is targeted to open in the fall of 2015.

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