MSU plans health sciences building

Midwestern State University will start pre-construction in September on the $29.2 million Health and Human Sciences Building on its Wichita Falls campus.

Construction on the building will begin next June, with Sundt Construction Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based firm with Fort Worth offices, and joint venture partner Trinity Hughes Construction building updated facilities and space for the College of Health Sciences and Human Sciences Department. Those plans include dental hygiene, social work, radiologic sciences, respiratory care, simulation center and the Wilson School of Nursing.

The new building is set for completion on December 2018.

The facility will house many of the programs in the Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services. 

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The same joint venture is working on the Wichita Falls Independent School District Career and Technical Education Center and performed improvements at the Wichita Falls Regional Airport terminal.

“This is a great opportunity for Sundt to continue building projects that are important to this community,” said Project Executive Bob Aniol. “We are also proud to continue our partnership with Trinity Hughes.

On Aug. 18, Midwestern State University said it will expand to Flower Mound. MSU and North Central Texas College are partnering on a 30,000-square-foot, two-story facility for MSU near NCTC’s Flower Mound campus.

The arrangement will allow students to earn an associate degree, and for students in some majors, to complete their bachelor’s degree on the same campus.

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The facility will house eight classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and interactive television classrooms. The building also will have an MSU admissions office and an IT office.

Architectural design of the new building is underway with groundbreaking expected later this year. The new building is anticipated to be open for students August 2017.

Founded in 1922, Midwestern State University has more than 6,000 students and is one of four public universities in Texas that are unaffiliated with the University of Texas System.