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Ground broken for science, nursing building

Roberts Wesleyan College officials Monday celebrated the official start of construction for a science and nursing building on the North Chili campus. The 40,000-square-foot, two-floor academic building will include first-rate educational facilities for science and nursing instruction and training.

The building will also feature simulation laboratories and an experimental greenhouse. To accommodate out-of-market students, the new building will be equipped for distance learning and will support online and hybrid course delivery.

The first phase of the project will cost $19 million and will connect the new facility to the existing Merlin G. Smith Science Center. Rochester-based firms SWBR Architects, LeChase Construction, ME Engineering and Passero Associates are responsible for the building design and construction.

Construction is scheduled to be finished in July 2015.

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