General Classroom Building

Fayetteville Technical Community College 2012 Discovery Fayetteville, NC 72,818 square feet Back to Projects

Transforming an old “big box” retail store into a dynamic gateway for an expanding college campus is just the kind of challenge that excites us. After completing master planning for the surrounding site, HH Architecture developed a design that reuses the existing structure from a decommissioned Service Merchandise building and transforms it into a new classroom building.

Using a flexible, options-based design process, we presented our client with several possibilities to renovate the building envelope in order to maximize cost efficiency. The changes to the envelope, including new windows and added insulation, greatly enhanced the energy efficiency of the facility and offers attractive exterior spaces. Our design completely overhauled the existing building to accommodate the new campus bookstore, new classroom spaces, computer labs, and offices. We provided full retail furnishings for the bookstore, including bookcases, tables, slat walls, retail displays, and finishes. Finishes were selected for durability, functionality, and to create a fun space for students, faculty, and staff. Green features incorporated into the design included a rainwater collection system, combined thermal and air barrier continuous insulation system, and day-lighting.

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