Virginia Western Community College, Student Life Center

Roanoke, Virginia

  • FIRM

    SFCS Architects


    Virginia Community College System – Virginia Western Community College

  • AREA

    24,141 sq.ft.





The additions and renovations to the Student Life Center (SLC) at Virginia Western Community College provide a dynamic and functional connection to the rest of the campus. This exciting “linkage” building acts as a bridge that connects the south campus parking to the upper main circulation spine of the site. The complex project added a third floor to the existing building ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$249.00CITATIONPost-Secondary CitationFEATURED IN2015 Architectural Portfolio constructed a three-story expansion. The expansion’s façade, seen as mostly glass, faces northwest toward the campus.
The SLC offers students a place to “hang out” between classes, much like one would see in a four-year university. Outdoor plazas encircle the building and form activity and resting places for students. Many college services are housed in the SLC, including a Career Counseling Center, fitness center, Student Services offices, a REACH Division office serving students with special needs, and activity/club spaces. A food court is situated on the third floor. The SLC was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.