United Tribes NewsGroundbreaking set for new science and technology center
24 August 2009
BISMARCK (UTN) - A ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 10 a.m. to break ground for the start of a new science and technology center at United Tribes Technical College. The public is invited to attend.
The event takes place at a site along Burleigh Avenue on the college’s new, south campus. Visitors are advised to go east from University Drive on Burleigh Avenue.
The new building will contain over 16,000 square feet of space for classrooms, laboratories, offices and teaching simulators. It will be the first structure on the new campus.
The fall 2009 start will commence the first phase of construction at a cost of $3 million. Planned additions call for expanding the building upward and outward to a total of 50,000 square feet. Work on the first phase is expected to be completed by early 2011.
Most of the buildings on the current United Tribes campus were built over 100 years ago for the military. The tribes of North Dakota started an education and training center for American Indian students and families on the property 40 years ago, in 1969, after obtaining the site as surplus property from the government.
The new campus will feature a circular layout with vehicle traffic kept on the perimeter. Utility infrastructure was installed on the site in 2008.