The goal of the project was to create a well-defined, easily recognizable main entrance with a new lobby offering a “wow” factor to impress first-time visitors and prospective students. The design delivers administrative space for workforce development programs such as Ohio Means Jobs and Veterans Services. It also provides space for outside partners and employees to meet with students, set up displays, conduct interviews, etc.
- 2,700sf of expansion, and renovations to 2,500sf of existing space to West Hall. A new information desk and a new suite for career services programs focused on workforce development.
- Façade enhancements to improve the dated exterior of West Hall and provide a more consistent look with the design of the new entrance and lobby.
- Alterations to parking lots and drives improve site circulation flow and provide easy drop-off.
- A dramatic addition with large glass façades was added without increasing the existing central plant capacity. The team investigated various systems to reduce cooling loads.