Northwest State Community College, Engineering Technology Science

Archbold, Ohio

  • FIRM

    The Collaborative Inc


    Northwest State Community College

  • AREA

    70,000 sq.ft.





The architect provided full architectural, landscape architectural, engineering and interior design services for this new Engineering Technology Science Center at Northwest State Community College.

The college had three main goals for its building: that flexible space be provided for the engineering technology programs; that modern, state-of-the-art science labs ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,300COST PER SQ FT$100.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio created; and that a flexible auditorium with breakout rooms and classrooms be provided for the use of both the school and the community.

The 55,000-square-foot building houses a variety of laboratories, general classrooms, a high-tech lab lecture room, and an Industrial Training Center where local industries can set up temporary mini-production lines and/or new equipment to train their work forces. The facility incorporates a backbone technology system, including teaching equipment and teleconferencing capabilities.

The architect also updated the campus master plan and designed renovations to approximately 15,000 square feet of the college’s original building. This renovation included relocating and expanding the library, nursing department, and bookstore; creating larger classrooms; upgrading the HVAC system; and incorporating educational technology.

Photographer: ©R. Greg Hursley