AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY

About This Project

The Big Idea: Develop Augusta University’s (AU) downtown Health Sciences Campus as an economic development resource. ¬†Identify options for Augusta University Health to be woven into the fabric of the urban core.

Details: On 6/29/2017, Groundbreaking on the New Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the AU Golf and Gardens property at the Savannah River.

On 6/16/2017, AU announced it had entered into an agreement to lease three floors in the former Wells Fargo building in the urban core. New signage on the building to follow.

On 7/29/2016, New dormitory housing was completed and students started moving into these new facilities.

On 6/24/2016, Augusta University was recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security.

On 5/11/2016, Expansion announced as part of a 72,000-square-foot renovation that will extend 5 floors up from Laney Walker Blvd. toward 15th Street and a 3-story addition crossing Laney Walker Blvd. to connect the research building to the Cancer Center.

On 5/11/2016, Augusta University announced expansion as part of a 72,000-square-foot renovation that will extend 5 floors up at Laney Walker Blvd. toward 15th Street and a 3-story addition crossing Laney Walker Blvd. to connect the research building to the Cancer Center.

On 4/16/2016, The Army Cyber Center of Excellence signed an agreement with AU to work together and become a major force for training thousands of students and service members in cyber security.

 

On 2/3/2016, AU unveiled its new master plan. Included in that master plan is transforming both the health sciences campus and the Summerville Campus. One of the biggest changes is moving the College of Science and Mathematics from the Summerville Campus to the Health Sciences campus.

On 9/15/2015, the Georgia Regents University name was officially changed to Augusta University by the Georgia Board of Regents.

On 4/1/2015, Augusta University (AU) hosted a groundbreaking for a new 724-bed student dormitory complex on the Health Sciences Campus (downtown campus).

On 10/16/2014, grand opening of Education Commons Building that reflects a new way of teaching and learning. Every feature of the new building was built with the aim of modernizing education.

2/06/2010 grand opening of Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center.

Progress: With Augusta University’s new focus on students living on the downtown campus, development of a cyber village at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame riverfront area, and leasing 3 floors at 699 Broad Street with building naming rights, Augusta University is having a major economic impact on Augusta’s downtown.
START DATE

February 2010

END DATE

June 2017

Category
HARRISBURG MEDICAL HEALTH SCIENCES DISTRICT