Increasing demands for professional training and seminar spaces encouraged Macomb Community College to add a new Professional Development Center and renovate 6,500 square feet of existing space. Situated between two wings of the University Center, similar functions are shared between the facilities. Upgraded materials and finishes in the original buildings are recalled COST PER SQ FT$159.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio the addition, befitting a corporate environment.
Leading-edge technology is integrated within every space. This includes two videoconference rooms; a 75-seat lecture hall with power and data outlets at each seat; distance-learning classrooms; business lounges with modem, computer and telephone access; and a 200-seat multipurpose “mall.”
The multipurpose room is used for training, seminars, presentations and dining. The exterior views take advantage of the campus quadrangle setting, and brick pavers define an area outside as a second gathering/breakout space.
The renovation added distance-learning capabilities, portable teleconferencing equipment and room-finish upgrades to existing classrooms.