Designed in the 1960s for 5,500 students, Monroe Community College’s Brighton Campus has felt the growing pangs of success. Enrollment has doubled, and future double-digit increases are projected. The $23 million Campus Center not only addresses this growth, but also provides a high level of technology infrastructure to support future students.
The original campus COST PER SQ FT$121.05FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas a central focus on student services and retail spaces. The new Campus Center combines 150,000 square feet of new and renovated space for all of the major food-service venues, the campus bookstore and merchandise store, student services, student organizations and conference facilities. Organized around a dramatic two-story atrium at the entry to the library, these areas truly define the Campus Center.
The college selected finishes after a thorough review of their maintainability. Decorative concrete masonry units, metals, slate and oak met the low-maintenance criteria. Floor patterns of vinyl and porcelain, tile and terrazzo were designed carefully to coordinate with student movement through the center. Coved ceilings provide acoustical control.
Two-story atrium photo: ©Kathleen Kaminski