Southern University at New Orleans will break ground on its new arts, humanities and social science building this Friday (June 16) at its Gentilly campus.
The new 70,640 square foot building is being built to house fine arts, English, Spanish and African-American studies, and comes with a price tag of $21 million. The facility will also include offices, a lab wing, an auditorium and a five-story tower.
Financing is coming from FEMA, which agreed to cover the cost of this building and three others for at a total price tag of $82 million. The other buildings include The Millie M. Charles School of Social Work Building, the Natural Sciences Building, and the Education Building.
The general contractor is Roy Anderson Corp. and the designer is Chasm + Fusion Architects. The project is expected to be complete by October 2018.