A Leading-Edge Learning Environment for the Next Generation

VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: STEM BUILDING

REIMAGINING EDUCATION

The new Hall Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) facility at Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) creates a range of inventive and collaborative spaces that enhance active engagement for students.

CAMPUS GATEWAY

Centrally located, the STEM building is the new gateway into the campus creating a highly-visible and iconic addition to VWCC’s existing campus. Students naturally flow through and around the building as an entrance from the main parking zones of the campus. Another benefit of the building placement is the creation of a new student plaza between the STEM building, Student Life building, and Webber Hall serving as hub of student activity.

CULTIVATING COLLABORATION 

The internal layout is functional and streamlined with all learning and collaborative spaces arranged around the main student path, promoting learning on display. As students funnel through and around the building, their curiosity, exposure, and interest in the programs are piqued. The new building is designed to be a center for collaboration on campus and as a celebration of Engineering, Science and Mathematics.

LOCATION:

Roanoke, VA

PROGRAM:

Chemistry labs, a biotechnology lab, several engineering labs (electronics, mechatronics, fabrication), computer labs, general classrooms, offices, student spaces, and other core building functions

SERVICES:

Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design

SIZE:

70,000 SF

COMPLETION DATE:

2019 estimated

COLLABORATORS:

HERA –Lab Planners

CDTG -Technology

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