Introducing the Prisma Health Center of Health & Life Sciences at Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College, Prisma Health + state leaders, including Governor Henry McMaster, gathered to for the groundbreaking of Barton Campus’ future “dynamic learning commons.”

The groundbreaking ceremony of Greenville Technical College's Prisma Health Center for Health & life Sciences.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new center | Photo by GVLtoday

Earlier this week, Greenville Technical College + Prisma Health broke ground on the future Prisma Health Center for Health & Life Sciences on the college’s Barton Campus (South Pleasantburg Drive).

Greenville Technical College President Dr. Keith Miller, in the company of Governor Henry McMaster and community + Prisma Health leaders, describes the new center as a “dynamic learning commons,” as it will be a hub in the heart of campus surrounded by the college’s library, student center, and more.

“I can foresee the future every time I come to this technical college… You can see the future written everywhere, particularly on the faces of these students… this place is a gold mine,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

The Prisma Health Center for Health & Life Sciences at Greenville Technical College.

The future center. | Photo by GVLtoday, rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith

Let’s take a look at the center by the numbers:

  • $12 billion: Life science industry’s economic impact on SC
  • 1,033: Life science companies operating in SC
  • $70 million: Project cost
  • $1.5 million: Donation amount from Prisma Health (No. 1 employer of Greenville Tech graduates)
  • 12: Years of planning
  • 125,000: Center’s square footage
  • 3: Center’s number of stories
  • 90: Percentage of Greenville Tech students to be impacted
  • 150,000: Expected annual visitors, including companies
  • 500+: Health and science graduates to be served annually

Outside, the building (facing South Pleasantburg Drive) will don glass cutouts + the Prisma Health brand. Inside, there will be features like:

  • Suites for medical imaging, ultrasound, and more
  • An Anamotage lab (think: virtual dissection tables)
  • Conversation rooms
  • Study carrels
  • Outside seating

The center, to be constructed by Harper General Contractors, will kick start a campus transformation, with renovations of the Engineering Technologies and University Transfer facilitiestwo of the campus’ oldest facilities — and additional classrooms + labs in the Nursing building after the Prisma Health Center for Health & Life Sciences is open.

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