Grand Rapids Community College, Lakeshore Campus
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has offered classes on the lake shore, spread out in four locations, for more than 20 years. The college purchased the former JCPenney in The Shops at Westshore Mall in the heart of Holland Township to become a consolidated GRCC Lakeshore Campus, committed to serving Lakeshore learners of all ages. One consolidated campus creates synergy and collaboration across programs that are physically co-located. The facility gives GRCC flexibility to grow into the much-larger space and establishes a strong presence that truly embeds the college – and education – in a community. One of the challenges presented to the design team was to take the JCPenney space and create a new GRCC identity that would shed any association with the old retail presence. The vast interior space was converted into labs and classrooms, and the exterior of the building was completely transformed, establishing a modern, welcoming presence while saving as much of the existing building shell as possible to keep the project within its budget.
The Christman Company
Cost per Sq Ft
2022 Educational Interiors
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