Coastal Carolina University has received approval from the state of South Carolina to build a $29.8 million Library Learning Complex.
The complex will be built on the Conway, S.C., campus adjacent to Kimbel Library, which will undergo a $10 million renovation of its own.
Tentative completion date for the Library Learning Complex is fall 2023, and Kimbel renovations will begin thereafter with a scheduled completion date of late 2024.
The two-story, 64,000-square-foot Library Learning Complex will integrate student spaces and services with cutting-edge immersive technologies.
The first floor will feature a large makerspace, a virtual reality lab, data visualization, and individual studios for video/audio production. It will also feature a large, open study area for collaboration and socialization.
The second floor will house areas such as academic tutoring and student…