Clemson University announced plans for the new Harris A. Smith Building to house the recently announced Sonoco Institute for Packaging Design and Graphics. Named for the donor of a $10 million investment in the future of Clemson's Packaging Science and Graphic Communications programs, the Sonoco Institute will provide a new focus on innovation in the next generation of packaging, encompassing all of its inherent functions.

Faculty and guests learned about plans for a second building to house the two departments in close proximity to the Harris A. Smith Building. The outcome of this long-term undertaking promises to place Clemson among the world-class programs serving the futures of the printing and packaging industries, and providing creative new solutions to global demands.