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Meramec Transformed

The new buildings at Meramec will serve as a welcoming front door to campus.

Emerging Technology Center

Emerging Tech exterior rendering with greenhouse

Emerging Technology Center

The Emerging Technology Center will be home to new and reimagined programs and feature an inviting, accessible green roof. Other features include:

  • Several new and reimagined programs, including cannabis and hemp production, graphic communication, and game design and development
  • Expanded IT offerings, plus room to grow as new and emerging technologies evolve
  • New home for the campus library and Academic Success and Tutoring, offering students easy access to academic resources

Project Updates

Stay in the know with the building's latest milestones as the construction phase progresses.

view of ground level progress prepping for concrete

Preparing for Concrete

May 2024—In early May, contractors began installing the main fire service and sanitation sewer for the Emerging Technology Center. They also continued shallow trench work—installing floor boxes and piping for electricity—in preparation for pouring the concrete floors.

Aerial view of superstructures

Steel Superstructures Completed

April 2024—A milestone was hit in the second week of April as contractors finished installing the framework for the two buildings' superstructures. Afterward, they moved on to installing decking in preparation for concrete. Other progress included grouting columns, installing underground piping for water and convenience power, and plumbing work.

Students sign a beam

Beam Signing and Placement

March 2024—In late March, project partners, students, employees and even alumni added their signatures to a significant support beam before watching contractors ceremonially place it. It will be installed in its forever home in early April.

Steel Erection Progresses

March 2024—Steel erection quickly progressed throughout March as contractors completed three stories of framework for the northeast side of the Emerging Technology Center. Foundation work was also completed and perimeter insulation is in progress.

Steel Installation Begins

Feb. 2024—Contractors spent the first half of February prepping the construction site for the new buildings. Steel beams and a crane started arriving on Feb. 22, just in time to begin steel installation the last week of the month.

Completed door and window at CN

CN Door Completed

Jan. 2024—With nicer weather at the end of the month, contractors completed the new door, window and stucco work at the south entrance into Communications North.

Machines move dirt at construction site

Footing Installation Begins

Jan. 2024—Contractors installed lime to stabilize the soil. They also started to dig and pour footings for both new buildings as well as sleeves for utilities and underground piping.

Library demolition takes place

Library Demo Continues

Dec. 2023—The new Science South ramp is scheduled to open mid-month. Library demolition will continue through late December.

BA slab progress

CS Demo and BA Slab Removal

Nov. 2023—Demolition of Communications South and the bridge between the two communications buildings was completed. The library demo is halfway complete. Business Administration's slab removal also began to make way for the footings and foundations of the new buildings.

Demolition progress of Business Administration

BA Demo Complete

Oct. 2023—Demolition on Business Administration was completed. Contractors closed off the bridge between the two communications buildings in preparation for its demolition following the demo of Communications South.

Interior demolition view of BA

Demo Begins

Sept. 2023—The demolition phase began with removing the interior walls of Business Administration.

Groundbreaking dirt turn


Sept. 2023—St. Louis Community College at Meramec broke ground on the Financial Services Education Center and the Emerging Technology Center on Friday, Sept. 8.

Fencing around the library

Fencing Installed

Aug. 2023—Fencing was installed around Business Administration, Meramec Library and Communications South in preparation for the upcoming demolition.


View Construction Cameras

Building Renderings

Get an inside look at the anticipated features of the new facility.

Library stacks

Library Study Areas

Green roof

Green Roof

main lobby

Main Lobby

Explore the Emerging Technology Center and Financial Services Education Center with this flythrough tour. 

Key Facts

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2025

Size: 80,000 square feet 

Estimated Cost: $46.5 million

Architect: Arcturis

Construction Manager: S.M. Wilson & Co.

Contractor: Clayco

Program offerings include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Developer
  • IT Help Desk/End User Support
  • Web Developer
  • Graphic Communications
  • Game Design and Development
  • Horticulture
  • Cannabis and Hemp Production
Exterior rendering


Contact Us

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For more information on the College's latest projects and proposals, please contact STLCC's engineering and design team.






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