By Associated Press - Thursday, October 4, 2018

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is breaking ground on a $29 million academic building that will include collaborative workspaces and design studios.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was planned Friday for the building, which is expected to be ready for the Terre Haute campus’ 2021-22 school year.

The building also will include flexible classrooms, chemistry laboratories and give students access to a prototyping laboratory, laser-cutting devices, machine tools and a woodworking shop.

It’s designed with a central atrium and expansive windows that will showcase the work taking place within.

School officials say that design will make the building a “window into Rose” that showcases the laboratory activities going on inside.

A $15 million gift from an anonymous donor is footing about half the building’s cost.

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