Zane State College, Paul R. Brown EPIC Center and Pedestrian Bridge

Cambridge, Ohio


ADV Architects, LLC


Zane State College


39,308 sq.ft.

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Design team
Brian Addis, AIA (Senior Management Lead); Ron Van Wey, AIA, LEED AP (Project Design Lead); Cole Ryan, MBA (Construction Administration Lead); Zach Strauss (Production Lead)

The Paul R. Brown EPIC Center, on the campus of Zane State College in Appalachian southeast Ohio, is a state-of-the-art learning environment. Challenged by a narrow, gently inclined site between a hillside and a busy state highway, the design for the new facility takes full advantage of these conditions. Its position at the crest of the incline increases the building’s exposure and visibility.
Access across the highway to the college’s Willett-Pratt Training Center is provided via an enclosed pedestrian bridge, which not only provides a safe, convenient way for students to travel but also creates visual connectivity and cohesiveness between the college’s facilities. The curvature of the building mimics the lines of the pedestrian bridge and contours of the site; it makes maximum use of the narrow site.
The facility, which has received LEED Gold certification, is constructed of glass, steel and fiber cement architectural wall panels. Meeting the design needs of both students and the community, the EPIC Center and pedestrian bridge are the gateway to 21st-century learning and working.

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Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
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Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Door Hardware by Stanley
Doors by VT Industries
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Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Windows by Kawneer
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Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Edwards Systems Technologies
Security Systems by Edwards Systems Technologies
Locks by Best Access Systems
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by KI
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by KI
Computer Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by KI
Office Furniture by Jasper Seating
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