Highline College in Des Moines is undergoing a $30 million renovation that will transform one of its buildings into a state-of-the-art healthcare education facility.

Renovation of the old 1970s-era structure, Building 26, will begin at noon on May 7, during an event that is open to the public. The new construction will be the college’s first LEED-certified building and is expected to be finished by September 2019.

Once completed, the building will feature 46,068 square feet of classroom, lab, study, and office space. Highline’s health-related education programs that are currently spread throughout the campus, will soon share one unified, convenient location.

Partners collaborating on the project include Tacoma-based McGranahan Architects and Lakewood-based Pease Construction.