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Florissant Valley Transformed

The Nursing and Health Sciences Center will serve as the new front door to campus.

Nursing and Health Sciences Center

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Nursing and Health Sciences Center

The Nursing and Health Sciences Center will expand capacity for programs like nursing, dental hygiene and radiology technology. Other features include:

  • The College's first ever bachelor's degree in respiratory care
  • State-of-the-art equipment and simulator labs to prepare students for careers as EMTs and paramedics
  • Dedicated areas for students to study, eat and hang out, including an outdoor plaza

Project Updates

Stay in the know with the latest milestones at the Nursing and Health Sciences Center as the construction phase progresses.

curtain wall progress

Curtain Wall and Wiring

June 2024—In late June, contractors worked on installing the nonstructural curtain wall on the south side of the building. They roughed in and pulled wire through the ceilings for electrical, fire alarm, security, and communications. Windows, roof, and ductwork are also still in progress.

Windows in the new building

Windows, Drywall and Power

June 2024—In early June, window and drywall installation continued. Contractors worked on completing permanent power to the building. Inspections were completed so that contractors could start working on the lower-level ceilings.

Overhead ductwork

Wiring and Ductwork

May 2024—In late May, contractors worked on fire alarm wiring as well as electrical wiring ahead of drywall installation. They also progressed on first-floor window installation, overhead rough-ins on the top floor, and the corridor ductwork up to the room branches.

Roof vapor barrier installation

Window and Roof Installation Begins

May 2024—In early May, the mechanical, electrical and plumbing subcontractors worked on rough-ins for the first three levels. Window installation began on the north side of the building, while roof installation also got underway. The steel detailing around the building's billboard signage was complete.

Interior framing progress of a simulation lab

Interior Framing Nearly Complete

April 2024—Despite several rainy days that held up roof dry in, contractors completed the building's masonry veneer—minus some minor detailing—as well as steel detailing and erection. They also reached 90% completion of interior framing and 80% completion for the air vapor barrier. Insulation installation took place on the lower levels in areas that remained dry.

Crane extends over structure

Structural Concrete Complete

March 2024—Pouring concrete continued in March, with the last structural pour completed at the end of the month. Interior wall framing continued and is now close to 85% complete. Drywall installation is ongoing.

Concrete Floor Install Wraps Up

Feb. 2024—Contractors worked on pouring the remaining deck slabs in February with a goal to complete concrete floors by mid-March. Contractors also continued mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, as well as the installation of the exterior vapor barrier.

View of the western facade as contractors work

Building Gets a Roof

Jan. 2024—The month wrapped up with pouring the roof slab and the drywall starting to go in priority areas. More than half of the building also has completed concrete slabs, and progress was made on exterior framing and sheeting installation.

Beam in movement to location

Beam Signing and Placement

Jan. 2024—The steel superstructure is nearly complete. To celebrate this milestone, the campus community was invited to add signatures to a significant support beam and then watch as it was placed in its forever home.

Slab pour progress

Slab Pour Milestone

Dec. 2023—A significant milestone was reached in mid-December, pouring nearly 500 yards of concrete slabs on deck and grade. Steel erection is ongoing, while mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades work on rough-ins.

CNHS steel framework

Steel and Piping Progress

Nov. 2023—Contractors reached the building’s fourth floor with steel installation. High pressure piping was completed and insulated with backfill underway in the parking lot west of Communications.

Framework installation from site camera

Framework Going Up

Oct. 2023—Construction continued to move along on the Nursing and Health Sciences Center. Foundation and utility work was ongoing, while the building's frame started going up in late October.

Site camera shows progress

Aggregate Piers and Site Demo

Sept. 2023—Aggregate pier installation continued and was completed mid-month. The billboard was also removed, which was the last item needed to complete site demo for the building pad.

Excavation of site

Construction Begins with Excavation

Aug. 2023—The construction phase kicked off with excavation the first week of August. On Aug. 23, contractors began drilling and installing aggregate piers to reinforce the ground.

Groundbreaking dirt turn


July 2023—STLCC broke ground on the Nursing and Health Sciences Center on Wednesday, July 19. College officials were joined by STLCC employees, building partners, community leaders and public members.


View Construction Cameras

Building Renderings

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

Interior building entrance

Entrance Vestibule

Exterior facing 270

View from Pershall Road and 270

student lounge rendering

Student Lounge


Key Facts

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2024

Size: 100,000 square feet 

Estimated Cost: $62.4 million

Architect: KAI Enterprises

Construction Manager: Navigate Building Solutions

Contractor: PARIC Corporation

Program offerings include:

  • Respiratory Care
  • Nursing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Deaf Communication Studies
  • Behavioral Health Support
  • Paramedic Technology
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
CNHS 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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