A&M System marks construction milestone on RELLIS academic building

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) On Wednesday, Texas A&M University System leadership celebrated a milestone at the RELLIS campus with a "topping out" ceremony for the first A&M System building at the RELLIS Academic Complex.

The 67,000 square-foot-building will house 2,500 students. It features more than 40 faculty offices, 10 classrooms, group learning and collaboration spaces, modern allied health teaching laboratories and upper-division science laboratories.

Designated as a University System Center, the campus allows multiple A&M System institutions and agencies to offer selective degree and certificate programs in one location.

"It's a concept that doesn't exist anywhere else in the country," said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. "It saves the students a heck of a lot of money and convenience because they don't have to uproot themselves and go somewhere else."

Completion of the $42 million building is expected to be in June 2019.