During the development of the long-range facilities master plan for Defiance College, it was determined that the existing campus and conference center either needed to be renovated and expanded or a new facility constructed. A subsequent fire rendered the feasibility of renovating/expanding useless, and the college hired the architect to design a COST PER SQ FT$147.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio structure.
Situated in the center of the campus, the new Serrick Campus & Conference Center has become an identifiable focal point of the 150-year-old college. Architecturally, the building blends traditional and contemporary details to fit appropriately with adjacent structures of both styles. A portico was incorporated into the main entry to the building, while the opposite side of the building looks out onto a colonnade and sweeping lawn.
Housed within the center are admissions, registrar and financial-aid offices, the main student dining facility, cultural center, meeting rooms, computer labs, conference areas and a new boardroom. The center was designed as a student-focused building that could provide for the needs of the campus, as well as develop ties with the community. Organizations throughout the region are encouraged to use the facility.
Photographer: ©Karen Bowers