The 170,000 square foot Arts and Sciences building at Lansing Community College opened in 1968 as a classroom building on its main campus. The building meets 80 percent of the classroom needs on the main campus. While LCC has done an admirable job of maintaining the building and providing students with an optimal learning environment, the time had come for a major COST PER SQ FT$182.00FEATURED IN2014 Educational Interiors of this critical campus building.
The new building handles the majority of classroom needs on campus as well as all science teaching and lab needs. The client saw this as an opportunity to activate the building as a true learning and mentoring environment. Collaboration spaces abound in the new building and can be found outside of classrooms and faculty offices suites. These informal gathering spaces create comfortable spots with appropriate tools to allow student-to-student and faculty-to-student collaboration.
The building underwent a major interior renovation on floors 1 through 4. Classrooms and science labs were renovated to provide the latest resources to support the curriculum. A new exterior image for the building was created with a window replacement project that breathed new life into the existing building and used materials and detailing reflective of some other recent architectural work on campus.