Representatives of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and other officials gathered Sept. 3 to announce construction of a new $24.4 million computer science and technology facility.
The 70,000-square-foot building will be built near the intersection at North Oak and Dakota streets and will be paid for through state capital outlay funds, a news release said.
The project has been in development since 2007, Southeastern President John L. Crain said.
The facility will be built on the site of Southeastern Hall, which will be demolished later this year. Construction time is estimated at 17 months.
The facility will house components of several programs, including computer science, information technology, engineering technology, industrial technology and occupational, safety, health and environment programs.
Architect for the project is Holly and Smith of Hammond.