The College of Southern Maryland will celebrate the start of construction to renovate and expand the Career Education (CE) Building with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. on the La Plata Campus. The original 11,785-square-foot CE Building was completed in 1968, one of three structures on the colleges new campus. The new CE Building will have 45,000 square feet and add 18 classrooms, three computer labs and two conference rooms.
In addition, the CE Building will have specialized facilities for allied health, veterinarian technician, criminal justice and geography classes. It will be the new home for the Social Sciences, Human Services and Teacher Education (SOC) Division, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET), the non-credit Allied Healthcare Training and CSMs Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research Department.
The project architect is Grimm and Parker Architects and the general contractor is Dustin Construction. The project cost is $16 million with anticipated completion in early 2014.
Due to pre-construction and construction site work, foot traffic through parts of the inner campus and parking in adjoining lots may be rerouted. All walkways and buildings will remain handicapped accessible throughout the construction process.