Groundbreaking set for Pellissippi’s science building

Julia WoodOn the Grow, West Knox

Pellissippi State Community College will break ground for its new center for math and science at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. The groundbreaking will be set up in the former faculty/staff parking lot – identified as lot F1 on campus maps – in front of the Goins Administration Building.


The new center is an 82,000-square-foot building that will include 18 classrooms, six computer labs and nine science labs, as well as a teacher education center. Pellissippi State expects to open the $27 million building for classes in fall 2021.

Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. will welcome guests including Flora Tydings, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Jim Haslam and former Gov. Bill Haslam; Lt. Gov. Randy McNally; Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs; and others.

Chuck Griffin, president/CEO of BarberMcMurry Architects, will be there along with Raja Jubran, CEO of Denark Construction.

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