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GCU Plans $400M in Construction Projects

Grand Canyon Education Inc. plans to build this 170KSF engineering building on the campus of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix in time for the fall 2016 semester. Rendering credit: suoLL architects

By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal

Grand Canyon Education Inc. is planning $400M worth of construction projects to expand its Grand Canyon University campus in Phoenix over the next four years.

About half of that will be spent over the next couple of years, including the construction of a second engineering building, three new residence halls, another parking garage and a four-story office building to house student services and corporate executives.

Pono Construction is clearing the way for a 170KSF engineering building. Five office buildings that once housed GCU executives and staff have been razed to make room for the new engineering building that needs to be built in time for the 2016-17 school year.

Three new residence halls will be built over the next year, totaling about 1,900 beds, bringing the total number of residence halls on the Phoenix campus to 17 when school starts next fall.

The new residence halls will be apartment-style for upperclassmen, Romantic said.

The newest parking garage will be on the east side of the campus, near the residence halls, and will hold 2,400 parking spaces.

Over the past 12 months, GCU has rolled out 17 new programs, with many of them in the STEM — science, technology, education and math — areas of study.

The second engineering building will include new high-tech classrooms and laboratories.

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