This new Student Services Center effectively doubled the size of the rural Mid South Community College.
The formal, classical look of the center provides a sense of a traditional campus for the nontraditional student population. The architecture provides a stronger focus for student life by locating this new facility in the center of the campus on a strong ASSOCIATED FIRMPat Kelly Macgruder Architects, AIA, PA; Caradine AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$153.70FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio axis. The cross-axial plan is intended to provide a link to all present and future campus buildings, which will include additional classrooms, science laboratories and a performing-arts theater.
Included in the building are spaces for student services, tutorial centers, a food court, bookstore, and student lounge and rooms that incorporate technology for “smart” classrooms. In addition, the facility includes a new 10,856-square-foot library. Fiber-optic data cables connect all classrooms and workstations to a central server, and serve as the technology hub for the campus.