Brice Building Company has broken ground on the new $100-million Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) research facility in New Orleans, LA. The 250,000-square-foot facility will be located on a 2-acre site between the LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Construction began in February 2009 and is scheduled to be complete in August 2011. Design services are being provided by RMJM Hillier Architecture. The mission of the LCRC, a joint venture between LSU Health Sciences and Tulane Health Sciences, is to discover and develop innovative cancer therapies that lead to clinical treatment programs. The facility will create more than 300 jobs and is the first major health care project in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.