SUNO breaks ground on new Natural Sciences Building
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) held a ground-breaking ceremony for their new Natural Sciences Building this morning (Jan. 25). The ceremony marked the start of construction for the $27.7 million, four-story facility on the university’s Park Campus, located at 6400 Press Drive.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $82 million to cover the construction costs for the Natural Sciences Building and three other new buildings: the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work (currently under construction); an Education Building on the Lake Campus; and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Park Campus.
“As a Biology professor, I am personally excited to see construction begin on our new Natural Sciences Building,” said SUNO Chancellor Lisa Mims-Devezin in a statement to the press. “This new building will house such programs as Biology, Forensic Science and Health Information Management Systems. We are grateful for this opportunity to enhance our campus, which bodes well for our long-term goal of providing higher education to students in our region, state, nation and beyond.”
The Natural Sciences Building is expected to be complete by July 2018.