Becker College, Fuller Campus Center

Leicester, Massachusetts

Completed for the 2012-2013 academic year, The Becker College Fuller Campus Center is in the Becker College Leicester campus. This contextual classic brick and precast concrete central campus core facility is situated strategically at the end of a redesigned main campus drive. The entrance sequence guides visitors’ approach from Main Street to the newly ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$210.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio roadway, which sweeps guests to the sloping site edge.

Upon entry, the interior unfolds into vast open spaces formed by overlapping programs, curved solid and transparent walls, and intersecting ceiling planes. The building orientation takes advantage of the southern exposure and highlights the eastern views of the Worcester Hills beyond. The west elevation peers into the newly formed quad, which was redesigned around two existing 48-foot beech tree canopies that hover over the new exterior student activity space.

A second-story bridge provides a link to the existing facility while connecting the exterior spaces through an arched gateway. The Fuller Campus Center was designed using various renewable and green principles, most notably using rebate-eligible energy-saving HVAC and lighting incentives.