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Work begins on $14 million building at St. John Fisher

Rochester Business Journal
July 8, 2014

Ground was broken Tuesday on the $14 million Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.

The ceremony also marked the start of $2.4 million in renovations to the college’s Skalny Science Center.

The new building will accommodate some 1,200 science, technology, engineering and mathematics students upon its completion in fall 2015, officials said. Work on the existing building is to be completed in 2016.

“The new Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building will provide invaluable hands-on experience to St. John Fisher College’s students, preparing them to enter tomorrow’s job market and keeping them competitive in the always-evolving health-care industry,” Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy said.

The 31,000-square-foot facility will include two flexible learning spaces, each with 100 seats, officials said. It will have teaching labs for general chemistry, biochemistry and physical chemistry.

It also will include a lab prep room, space for student collaboration, cross-disciplinary research space, two multi-purpose labs and core facilities for tissue culture, nanobiology and aquatic research, additional meeting spaces, and faculty offices.

The college received $250,000 through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council to help pay for the two projects.

(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email service@rbj.net.


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