Construction On Schedule For Future Scripps Building

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Construction on the new home for the Scripps College of Communication is on schedule.

Ohio University Associate Vice President for Facilities Harry Wyatt says workers are about three months into the first phase of the project, which is expected to take 14 months.

Passersby will notice the former Baker Center has been gutted.

"And that's essentially what we planned from the start is to strip out all of the existing systems, windows, internal walls, just save the shell of the building," Wyatt said.

Wyatt says the $22.5 million first phase will accommodate the dean's office plus the journalism and media arts schools.

That work should be done in early August of next year.

A second phase will take another year and make room for the three other Scripps schools.