In October 2014, at a special
board meeting, AU Board of Commissioners voted to approve the construction of a
new central facility, with a not to exceed cost of $18,677,000. Approvals were
based on a schematic design by TKDA, an architectural firm based out of St.
Paul. Joseph Company, located in Austin MN, was selected to work with
TKDA as Construction Manager to determine the guaranteed maximum price. The
building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.