Constructed in 1970, the Berg Instructional Center (BIC) needed to be upgraded significantly. This large-scale renovation and expansion provided new floor layouts; interiors; furniture; new electrical, lighting and technological systems; and upgraded mechanical systems.
As the main hub of the college’s teaching COST PER SQ FT$163.00CITATIONBronze CitationFEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation learning, the BIC provides more than 100 classrooms, laboratories, and faculty and departmental offices. In addition to renovating the BIC’s 477,000-square-foot interior, a new energy-efficient exterior wall was installed, incorporating extensive additional high-efficiency glazing, infusing the interiors with natural light. In addition to the BIC renovation, a new, 85,000-square-foot Student Services Center (SSC) was designed to connect the BIC and adjacent Student Resource Center, providing a new front door to the college. It has one-stop student services, a new boardroom, meeting rooms, coffee shop, study space and large student commons spaces.
A sustainable design approach targeted LEED silver certification and has incorporated significant energy-reduction strategies, including enhanced insulation and glazing, LED lighting, occupancy lighting controls and daylight illumination controls. The BIC remained in operation during construction over a three-year period.
"An impressive transformation of space. Great daylighted spaces. Excellent scale with variety and flexibility."--2012 jury