This new estimated 5,000 gross square-foot building will provide needed space for a fully functional 24/7 learning and research center. The new facility will include a large multipurpose study, retail and event space (or spaces). The indoor flex spaces can be converted into individual or smaller learning spaces in light of COVID-19 regulations. The building will have an open concept and transparent design for security purposes. The Collaborative Learning and Research Center will be located at the corner of Fayetteville and Lawson and will be a gateway building to the campus. Additional facilities will be provided for food service and student convenience needs.
On April 28, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved the design for the building. The project was featured in the April 2021 issue of Architect Magazine.
Design Development Phase
As of July 19, 2022, the design is complete, and the State Construction Office has approved the project for construction. The project will be open for bid until Tuesday May 30, 2023 at 3 pm.
Construction Management Phase
The bid is open to June 6, 2023, at 3 p.m. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 9 a.m. on May 15, 2023, at the Farrison-Newton Communications Building (RM 116) and then proceed to the construction site. The meeting is also to identify preferred brand alternates and their performance standards that the owner will consider for approval on this project. Complete plans and specifications for this project can be obtained from ARC Document Solutions. Please email [email protected] and request the link to this project. Downloads are unlimited, but the contractor must pay for their own printed documents.