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The William G. Sullivan Technology Center architecturally blends with the surrounding campus but distinguishes itself in a manner that promotes a feeling of openness and technological advancement.
The purpose of this state-of-the-art technology center is to enhance as well as provide economic development tools for the local Henderson area by providing a facility with flexible labs and classrooms to accommodate adaptable curriculum’s and programs for education as well as job training for the local workforce using advanced technology.
Located on the main campus of Henderson Community College, the design objective was to create a building that blends in with the architecture of the surrounding campus but distinguishes itself in a manner that promotes a feeling of openness and technological advancement. Joined, via the third floor to the Science & Technology Building, the Technology Center exterior is complimentary of its neighbor by maintaining the relative proportions of the existing Science & Technology Building as well as by incorporating similar brick, brick accents and precast finishes. The columnar look a gentle curve of the west exterior pay homage to the lake and lakeside plaza. The building also features energy efficient Low-e glass and solar shading devices for the east and west sides of the building.
The Tri County Technology Center building consists of three types of spaces; 1. General/Academic; 2. Adult Learning Center (ALC), Career Connection Center (CCC) and Student Success Center (SSC); and 3. Industrial / Technical.
The Industrial/Technical spaces on the ground floor, provide dock access to the high bay areas and other lab spaces. The Cyber Café is also located on this floor to facilitate interaction between faculty, staff and students while also tying into the outdoor plaza overlooking the lake.
The second and third floors are both connected to the existing Science and Technology Building. The second floor contains classrooms, offices and the student success center. The third floor contains computer labs, the conference room, training classroom and tiered lecture halls. The training classroom is located adjacent to the catering kitchen and conference room allowing a variety of business and industry training venues.