By Nick Gilbert
On August 7, 2012, a ceremony was conducted to mark the first phase of construction of the new Instructional and Administration Building at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).
SLCC Instructional Administration Building
Cynthia Bioteau, SLCC President, stated that they are pleased to see things moving quickly in this project since they plan to complete the building by fall 2013.
AJC Architects’ Principal Architect, Jill Jones was also happy since they were able to achieve this progress in a short time period by following an aggressive schedule. Blake Westbroek, project manager of Oakland Construction, said that it was a big milestone since they have reached the structural steel stage of this project.
This new facility would have classroom and student spaces of about 75,000 sq. ft., and this will include over 40,000 sq. ft. to accommodate 40 smart classrooms. The facility will also comprise a dance lab, an integrated learning area which will be equipped with history and anthropology exhibits, an interactive science resource center and a writing centre, measuring a total of 136, 000 sq. ft.
Jones added that the project is a challenging prospect as the design must meet the needs of different set of people ranging from teachers to administrators and students, and he believes that they will be able to please everyone.
Salt Lake Community College educates and trains over 62,000 people per year and is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has an eCampus and almost 1,000 continuing education sites are spread across the Salt Lake valley.