Jefferson Community College, John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center

Watertown, New York


Mach Architecture, p.c.


Jefferson Community College


36,000 sq.ft.

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The goal of the Collaborative Learning Center was to combine synergistic functions into a new model that will maximize opportunities for student, faculty and community collaboration, and define a new “front door” to the campus. This state-of-the-art model takes traditional library and media center functions and supplements them with a Learning and Success Center, a Career Planning and Placement Center, and a technology-rich collaborative classroom.
The design team worked closely with the college to capture the vision of this integrated library and technology hub. The design combines ease of access to essential services with spaces that encourage interaction among students, faculty and staff. Students have direct access to breakout rooms, flexible tutoring space, and study areas. The layout of the two-story plan combines open space for fluid interaction and defines adjacent space for intentional and natural interaction among all users. Spaces are filled with natural light and furnished with a variety of seating types that support a comfortable learning environment and promote collaboration.

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Dal-Tile
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Windows by EFCO
Lighting & Accessories by Besam Entrance Solutions
Lighting & Accessories by Philips
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Hilti
Library/Media Center Furniture by KI
Library/Media Center Furniture by AGATI Furniture
Lounge Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by AGATI Furniture
Lounge Furniture by Liat Furniture
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by AGATI Furniture
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Liat Furniture
Washroom Accessories by Gamco
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Global Partitions
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Projection Screens by Peerless Lighting
Door Hardware by Pemko
Door Hardware by Stanley
Door Hardware by ASSA ABLOY
Doors by EFCO
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by Otis Elevator
Insulation by Owens Corning
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Library/Media Center Furniture by Liat Furniture
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