HH Architecture Named Lead Designer on $14.3 Million Campus Expansion
Fayetteville Technical Community College selected Raleigh-based architects to design renovation and expansion of 70,000 square feet to create a new gateway into campus.
PR9.NET July 03, 2008 - Raleigh, NC – HH Architecture, a full service design firm based in Raleigh, NC, was selected by Fayetteville Technical Community College to provide design services on a campus renovation project that will allow the school to serve a growing student population and keep up with demand for additional programs.
The project will create a new gateway to the campus and will expand toward Fort Bragg Road, a main thoroughfare between downtown Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. HH Architecture is the architect and lead designer for the renovation.
The project will renovate the former Service Merchandise building to add 70,000 square feet of space and over 20 new classrooms to expand academic programs. The renovation will offer high-tech upgrades, including a new technology-laden quad classroom center that will feature individual laptop stations and flat-screen video capabilities. The addition of space will relocate campus security to a new facility and provide an expansion of the book store to better serve the needs of students.
"We are excited to work with Fayetteville Technical Community College on such a prominent gateway project," said Chris Horner, principal at HH Architecture. "This is a great example of responsible re-use of an existing structure; we're working with FTCC to take this "big-box" retail store and essentially re-invent it as a major new academic and social hub for students."
The project will explore the possibility of incorporating green features in the renovation, including clerestory day lighting, solar features, and a rainwater collection system. The school will have room for future expansion through the possibility of new construction adjacent to the new facility. The project is in the schematic design phase. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009.
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