SHERMAN, TX - Austin College has officially begun construction of its long awaited IDEA Center.
Crews were on site Thursday building construction trailers and installing phone service.
The state-of-the-art, 103,000-square foot science building will be three stories tall and include 16 classrooms, 32 advanced laboratories, a 108-seat auditorium, and an observatory. The estimated cost of the project is $38 million.
The college says the IDEA Center is the next step as they work to integrate science and technology into the liberal arts curriculum.
They hope to open the building in the fall of 2013.