East Central Technical College, Telecommunications Center

Fitzgerald, Georgia

  • FIRM

    Cooper Carry

  • CLIENT

    Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education

  • AREA

    53,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $8,410,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    11/2005

The Telecommunications Center is a 53,000-square-foot facility that provides advanced training in telecommunications.

The new building and surrounding landscape integrate the pre-existing parking lots and buildings into a cohesive campus. The building aesthetic incorporates existing campus materials into a dynamic form expressive of internal functions and becomes the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$158.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized first impression of the campus.

Program components include technology labs, telecommunications labs, technical-support areas, a student center, multipurpose lecture halls, an auditorium and instructional offices. A central atrium with perimeter access to classrooms and labs provides a dynamic learning environment. Windows into the classrooms allow observation and inquiry.

The project provides an effective and collaborative learning environment, promotes business partnerships, creates a sense of campus, and provides a literal and figurative gateway to success for students of East Central Technical College.