Heartland Community College, Learning Resource Center

Normal, Illinois

  • FIRM

    BLDD Architects

  • CLIENT

    Heartland Community College

  • AREA

    220,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $26,500,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2000

The Learning Resource Center is in the Student Commons Building on the new Heartland Community College campus. This facility is designed to integrate the technology available today with the classic and traditional collectives of today and the past. This new concept embraces the computer and multimedia as another tool for exchanging information. It also illustrates the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$120.00CITATIONBronze CitationFEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers necessity to provide for the future, as well as the need to provide the vehicle for electronics and microwave technological changes. Fiber optics, cable television and, someday, portable audiovisual transmission will play a role in linking facilities and cultures together.

The library image is changing, but still has areas where the need for a quiet atmosphere exists. However, an increasingly important need is for interaction with other people and equipment, such as computers and videos.

The power of the screen has become an influential element in homes and will continue to be accepted as a very real and viable means of communication.

"Great detailing of the wood counters. Nice use of color and light. Very classic and tasteful."--2001 jury