Georgia Southern University broke ground in December of 2018 on the $50 million Center for Engineering and Research in Statesboro. Designed by SmithGroup and Stevens & Wilkinson to promote interaction and collaboration, the three-story, 135,000-sf facility will provide a centralized home for the departments and disciplines of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing. Featuring specialized labs for additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, nanomaterials, and automation, the flexible interdisciplinary building will provide high bay spaces, a cleanroom, instrumentation suites, technology-rich classrooms, teaching labs, meeting spaces, and faculty and administrative offices. A rooftop level will offer research space for the development of sustainable energy technologies. JE Dunn is the construction manager at risk and the program manager is BDR Partners. Completion is expected in fall of 2020.