The College of Science and Mathematics building on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University has been “topped out.” This means the essential foundation and concrete framework of the entire four-floor structure has been completed.
An official public celebration of the topping out could not be held due to the threat of COVID-19. However, the photo gallery and video provides a look at how far the construction has come since ground was broken on Aug. 23, 2019.
Crews are beginning to install interior walls throughout the facility to divide the 124,518 square feet into teaching labs, offices and other support spaces. Some of the amenities will include:
- 17 teaching labs
- Student study spaces and meeting rooms
- 90 faculty and staff offices
- Support labs and a tutoring center
- Vending on each floor
- Lactation room and gender neutral restroom
The new facility will complete a quad area that includes The Dental College of Georgia, the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons — home of the Medical College of Georgia — Jaguar Park and the Health Sciences Campus student housing facilities (Oak and Elm halls).
The strategic relocation of the College of Science and Mathematics is expected to create synergies among students, faculty and researchers in math and basic sciences with those who are in dentistry, medicine and the health sciences.
The $70 million project is consistent with the Campus Master Plan and is expected to open in summer 2021. For more on the project, including FAQ, visit the College of Science and Mathematics relocation page.
For information on other construction projects, please visit the Pardon Our Progress page in Jagwire.