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Construction Begins on GMU's $73M Health & Sciences Building

Construction has finally begun on George Mason University's (GMU) College of Health and Human Services building. The academic areas that the building will house include: nursing, nutrition sciences, health care policy, social work, and more. The College encompasses roughly 2,500 students. Located at the entrance to campus on University Boulevard, the $73 million building, called Academic VII, will have five signature spaces: the Nutrition Kitchen Lab, the Health Informatics Learning Lab, the Functional Performance Lab, the Nursing Simulation and Skills Lab, and the Community Health Institute. The state of Virginia is funding $20 million of the project's cost. Expect the development to total 160,000-square-feet and deliver by January 2017.

· Virginia university begins construction on $73M health science building [Washington Business Journal]
· A Hub for Health Care [Mason Spirit]