Pensacola State University broke ground in November of 2018 on a $34 million STEM facility to replace the Mary Ellison Baars Building in Pensacola, Fla. The first phase of the project includes construction of the $13 million east wing to accommodate programs in cybersecurity, computer science, advanced manufacturing, mathematics, and aviation maintenance. The three-story, 25,400-sf structure is being built by Ajax Building Corporation and completion is expected in May of 2020. The second phase of development includes construction of the $21 million, 46,000-sf west wing and a second-story connecting structure. The sustainably designed facility is expected to attain Three Globes certification which is the equivalent of LEED Gold.