black Hawk College Learning Center
Location: Rock Island, IL
Size: 14,000 SF
Steady growth in the student population prompted Black Hawk College to expand into a 14,000 square foot facility. The Adult Learning Center is a single-story building with tree lined natural backdrop and tranquil outdoor spaces where students can break between classes. The natural earth tones of the exterior are achieved through pre-cast concrete, brick, cement board panels and corrugated metal accent panels. The main entry opens to one and a half stories with clerestory windows on all sides of the lobby, which leads to the patio space at the back of the building. The new building was designed with several goals in mind – make the 10 classrooms large with good circulation, include natural light and use higher quality materials than Black Hawk had previously selected in other buildings.
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