Brasfield & Gorrie Announces Start of Work at Site Proposed to House the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Facility, located in the Research Park of Auburn University
December 19, 2013
Work begins on new $20 million medical school at Auburn University’s Research Park
Birmingham, Ala. (Dec. 19, 2013) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced the start of construction on a new facility to house programs from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at Auburn University.
The $20 million project includes a new 90,400 sq ft, four-story building that will include classrooms, small-group learning rooms, laboratories and a technology center. In addition, VCOM will collaborate with the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation on biomedical research and healthcare projects.
The project at Auburn University expands VCOM’s mission to educate and train physicians to serve rural and medically underserved populations. VCOM currently operates an accredited osteopathic medical college with two campuses, one in a Public/Private partnership with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and one in a Private College/Private College partnership with Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie is partnering with Alabama-based architect Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood on this project, which is expected to complete in spring of 2015.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 31 among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013