Whether you’ve been at Lipscomb for 4 years or 4 weeks, it’s clear that development is playing a huge role in the future of our campus. We’ve already seen a lot of changes in the last few months, what changes can we expect in the months ahead?
I talked to Tom Wood, Director of Campus Enhancement, and he filled me in on many of the current construction projects.
“The north of the [Hughes] building which is currently under construction is our new nursing building, about a 25,000 square foot [facility]. It’ll be state of the art for our nursing students. On the south side of Hughes, we will have in a short time frame a “U” shaped complex. The pharmacy research building will go on that south side of Hughes.”
“In the future, there will be two more [health science] buildings. One will be in from of the nursing building and the other will be in front of the pharmacy research building.”
There are two pieces of land that the university will have to buy, but Woods said that eventually with their purchase and completion of the addition health science buildings, the area will form a 5 building Health Science Quad on the north side of campus.
Also, students and faculty may be excited to hear that there will be some temporary parking that will be created in the coming months with the construction. Mr. Woods explained,
“Also, part of this program is a temporary lot which will be behind the Village, which will accommodate about 50 additional cars. So out of this project here in the next few months, we’re going to net about 75 or so parking spaces, which should be exciting for everybody”
So whether you’re an aspiring doctor or simply a student looking for a parking space, it seems that the most recent developments of Lipscomb’s campus will soon be helping you succeed.