Lanier Technical College – Oakwood Replacement Campus

Located on an 85-acre site in Northeast Georgia, Stevens & Wilkinson is working with Lanier Technical College on their new Oakwood Replacement Campus. Construction will take place over a three-year period and will include six new buildings, associated surface parking, and related site amenities. The new 300,000-square foot replacement campus is slated to achieve two out of three peaches from the state of Georgia’s sustainable design grading program.

PROGRAMMING

Campus Vision and Project Goals: The new vision for the Lanier Technical College site will be to provide a 21st Century Campus for education, continuing education and workforce development training opportunities over various programs. To date, the following project goals/objectives were identified:

  • Create a “cutting edge” campus that fits into the architectural vernacular of the community.
  • Integrate Student Life activities throughout each new facility on campus.
  • Create a campus that will become a showplace for economic development.
  • Incorporate spaces for future growth
  • Create buildings that are distinctive in character and that will promote student success via a nurturing campus environment that will become “the place to be” for students, staff, community and industry partners to
    work, learn and expand workforce opportunities.

In addition to the Campus Support facilities, Technology & Industrial Education and Allied Health, Stevens & Wilkinson is specifically focused on the following:

administration & student success center

Viewed as the new “iconic front door” to the campus, the Administration and Student Success Building will be comprised of the Office of the President, Student Services, and Student Life – reach requiring a unique, responsive, and dynamic facility solution. The goal of the building is to create a high quality supportive learning environment that prepares students to enter the workforce and will be the first stop for each person on campus. Entry roads, parking, directional signage and iconic design will reinforce the College’s message that “Great Careers Begin Here.”

Student Affairs and Bursar functions will also be located to maximize opportunities for student reception and engagement. A “one stop shop” concept for customer service will be incorporated for student services, while a large and spacious circulation concourse will feature soft seating and information kiosks that will reinforce student access, utilization and connection to services for advisement, financial aid, counseling, and
placement.

INSTRUCTIONAL BUILDING

The new Instructional Building will house the General Education, Adult Education, Business and Computer Technology, and Early Childhood Development programs. The building will feature numerous integrated technology classrooms/labs, studios, and small and large group areas all designed around problem-based learning (PBL), team-based learning (TBL) and a student-centered active learning environment with evolving pedagogies.

Conference center

The new Conference Center will feature a 225-seat auditorium, 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall, Testing Center, Culinary Arts Facility, and break-out classrooms. To encourage the development of a “community of learning,” collaborative study zones, magnet spaces, and student spaces will be located in the Conference Center and across campus to allow students to wither work in teams, study or, simply, relax.

*Additional design partners include Pond & Company.

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Client

Technical College System of Georgia - Lanier Technical College

Location

Oakwood, Georgia

Project Size

Six Buildings - 310,000 Gross Square Feet Total; Instructional Building: 44,281 Gross Square Feet; Administration & Student Success Center: 46,004 Gross Square Feet; Tech & Industries Building: 94,500 Gross Square Feet; Allied Health Building: 61,000 Gross Square Feet; Campus Support Facility: 32,300 Gross Square Feet; Conference Center: 44,500 Gross Square Feet

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