Two big ground breakings

Ball State University broke ground on its new Health Professions Building in Muncie, IN. The 165,000 SF new facility replaces an outdated science complex and adds much-needed academic space to its nursing and health professions program. The building will feature modern classroom and teaching labs, as well as offices, a resource hub, simulation labs and clinical spaces to serve the School of Nursing and other health-related programs. HERA is working with RATIO on the Ball State project.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation broke ground on its new Coastal Regional Crime Laboratory in Savannah, GA. The new state-of-the-art forensic center replaces the oldest lab in the GBI regional system and will serve 24 counties in southeast Georgia. The 62,000 SF facility includes forensic labs, medical examiner space, evidence control and office space. The building is designed with a goal of earning the highest level in the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating system. HERA’s forensic arm – Crime Lab Design – is working on the project with Stevens & Wilkinson.