March 10, 2023 | Education, Universities
March 10, 2023
USA Medical School Construction Detailed
The University of South Alabama’s (USA) new medical school facilities are to bring a highly visible transformation to the campus in Mobile, AL.com reports. Work will involve the demolition of two of the campus’ oldest buildings, Alpha Hall East and another nearby low rectangular building, this year. Afterward, construction will begin on the new home of the Frederick J. Whiddon College of Medicine. Plans are for an L-shaped building with a four-story education wing and a five-story research wing. It will sit closer to University Boulevard than the existing Medical Sciences Building that houses the college, which will be demolished later for unspecified future construction. Dr. John V. Marymont, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the college, said the work will create “a whole medical district” at the cost of nearly $200 million. Most funding has been secured, and a 2026 opening is planned.
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