Highlights

  • Workforce development
  • Instructional laboratories, offices, and classrooms
  • Site utility coordination
  • Expedited schedule
  • Exceeds ASHRAE requirements
  • Connects new construction to existing building
  • Renovation of occupied structure
16,000 SF renovation; 16,000 SF addition
Archbold, Ohio

SSOE’s design team was selected to assist with Northwest State Community College’s (NSCC) plans to expand their Engineering and Workforce Development departments.

SSOE’s extensive experience with higher education, as well as manufacturing and industrial design, was key in designing NSCC’s Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, which must meet tomorrow’s industry standards and promote recruitment and retention.

To achieve NSCC’s goals and obtain a successful program, the design incorporated high-tech learning environments that are flexible and user-friendly, as well as welcoming, with low-maintenance finishes.

The project consists of the interior renovation and reconfiguration of two existing floors for the new workforce development program. A new 16,000 SF academic and engineering laboratory addition for the School of Engineering will also be designed. Upgrades include new classrooms, department offices, conference rooms, student collaboration and lounge areas, computer laboratories, plastics laboratory, engineering and distance learning laboratories, as well as a large 10,000 SF workforce training and robotics laboratory.