Texas A&M System breaks ground at RELLIS for its first academic building on the campus

The Texas A&M University System broke ground Thursday morning on its first academic building to be located on the RELLIS Campus, playfully marking the occasion with bulldozers in lieu of the typical ceremonial shoveling.

The $42 million, three-story building will be 68,000 square feet and feature faculty offices, 10 classrooms, group learning and collaboration spaces, allied health teaching laboratories, upper division science laboratories and more. The first facility in the 112,460-square-foot RELLIS Academic Complex — expected to be capable of accommodating 2,500 students — is set for a June 2019 completion.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for the A&M System Billy Hamilton called the ceremony a milestone in the development of the campus, which was publicly announced just 22 months ago.

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