Mid South Community College, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Educational Excellence

West Memphis, Arkansas

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 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED 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.