Harrisburg Area Community College – York Campus, York, PA
Construction complete August 2006
The project shown was completed by a principal of SGA while employed by another firm. Project Architect: David McIlnay. Architect of Record: NuTec Group.
The design for the adaptive reuse of the Leader Building creates a 60,000 square-foot “campus-in-a-box”, where all the advantages of a campus master plan are included in a complimentary approach to the conversion of a large commercial structure to academic use. The resulting transformation allows the building to announce clearly HACC’s evolving image in the greater community.
New space is provided for classrooms; nursing, biology and chemistry labs; faculty and administrative offices; bookstore; library; and student welcome center. A creative approach to the floor plan creates multiple Learning Commons spaces throughout the facility for use by students for studying and meeting. Both the interior layout and entry facades provide daylight and views, wayfinding and “sense of place”, all within a very tightly constrained site context.
The project included life cycle analysis and ADA upgrades as well as Phase 1/Phase 2 environmental analysis and remediation. Smart classroom technology is integrated throughout the facility. Although not interested in pursuing any kind of LEED certification, the College did request green building strategies be incorporated to the extent allowed by the project budget.