Husson University in Maine, US, is to embark on a $15m new construction project after securing the approval of the University Board of Trustees.
Designed by Oregan-based Winton Scott Architects, the project will be managed by Allied Cook of Scarborough, Maine.
The project involves construction of a five-storey multipurpose building featuring experiential learning spaces, classrooms, faculty offices and suite-style living space for 240 students.
The five-storey project is estimated to cost more than $11m and is scheduled for completion in August 2012.
The university is also planning a major renovation and expansion worth more than $3m at the Dickerman Dining Commons which will include 10,000t² expansion comprising a new kitchen and service area, and a total renovation of the dining area.
The Dining Commons project is scheduled for completion in August 2011.