Palm Beach State breaks ground on $50M building

Palm Beach State breaks ground on $50M building

Palm Beach State College broke the ground for a $50 Million building on its Loxahatchee campus to provide health care education.

The 83.500-square-foot Dental & Medical Services Technology Building is part of the Frank DiMino Center for Medical Innovation. The facility will include a dental clinic and a surgical techniqu suite, as well as science labs for students to train in dental hygiene, dental assistants and surgical technologists, among other jobs. The facility will offer affordable preventive dental services to the local community.

The new facility will replace the 60-year old dental training facility on the Lake Worth campus of PBSC.

Ava L. Parker, President of PBSC, said: "It is the foundation of our Dental Program that has brought us to this day." We wanted to modernize, expand and make this program available to more people in our community.

The Loxahatchee campus has grown in size from 700 students to 6,000 now. This is partly due to the major construction of homes in western Palm Beach County. The trend in health care has also increased demand.

The project is being managed by Delray Beach's Kaufman Lynn Construction, while Miami-based Zyscovich Architects has designed the plans. The building should be finished by February 2025 and classes will begin there in the fall of 2025.

Florida Legislature provided $25 million for the development.

PBSC has over 24,000 students.