A bulldozer moves dirt Friday as construction begins for the 40,000 square foot Hazel Hall on the Fauquier campus of Lord Fairfax Community College.
Construction began Thursday April 1 for the $ 30 million Eleanor C. and William A. Hazel Hall, a two-story, 40,000-square-foot building.
Named after the late couple whose family announced in 2013 a $ 1 million donation to the project, Hazel Hall is expected to be completed by the end of June next year, according to LFCC President Kim. Bloss.
Designed by architects at Grimm + Parker, the building will house a nursing skills lab, science labs, engineering and manufacturing labs, classrooms, conference room, faculty offices, study spaces and lounge and a conference center with banquets accommodating 275 people.
The total cost of the project includes $ 3 million that the LFCC Foundation raised for site work, which the state does not cover for new construction at community colleges.
The local share includes a donation of $ 250,000 from the Barkman family, owners of Golden Rule Builders in Catlett, and a donation of $ 20,000 from Mr. Sowder, the college’s most consistent supporter.
In 2018, the PATH Foundation donated $ 1 million.
General contractor Kjellstrom + Lee Construction will build the structure, planned for more than eight years, on the campus south of Warrenton.
“After a very long and winding road to get to this point, I am very happy to share the fantastic news that we are finally going to see construction begin,” Dr Blosser wrote in an email to project donors last month. .
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