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K-State marks start of business building project

By The Mercury

Officials broke ground on K-State’s new College of Business Administration building during a ceremony Friday morning.

The $50-million, 140,000-square-foot building will sit near Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, east of the president’s house.

The facility is to include a 250-seat lecture hall, three 80-seat tiered classrooms, 13 50-seat classrooms, computer labs, research labs, dozens of small-group study rooms and individual study spaces, offices and a large atrium with coffee shop.

The building will also have dedicated space for Entrepreneurship Center and the National Strategic Selling Institute.

Construction will begin next September. The scheduled completion date is July 2016.

The architecture team is Ebert Mayo Design Group of Manhattan, PGAV and Orazem & Scalora Engineering.

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