Higher Education Renovation Project Awarded Silver Citation in the 2015 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is pleased to announce that the renovation of the Rollins Advising and Transfer Center at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania, was awarded a Silver Citation in the 2015 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, the premier competition honoring education interiors excellence.
Commenting that a “Clean, simple, modern color palette heightens the redesign of previously dark and underutilized spaces,” the jury selected the renovation as one of the 77 projects to be featured in the Educational Interior Showcase.
For the project, design services were provided for the renovation and conversion of approximately 4,300 SF of undefined space lacking in program within Rollins Hall into an Advising and Transfer Center. The space primarily is dedicated to student counseling and includes a suite consisting of small, flexible office spaces for advising functions.
The design features movable acoustical partitions as well as sliding and folding glass partitions to allow for flexibility and adaptability. Additionally, movable furniture fosters side-by-side collaboration by student and counselor. Other spaces included as part of the program include Director and Assistant Director offices, a Conference Room, and a larger Computer Room or training center for approximately 20 students. The space also integrates an existing fireside lounge feature along with small tables and comfortable seating scattered throughout to provide multi-function breakout spaces.
The design for the Center serves an important role in promoting a sense of identity for the College and is responsible for creating a welcoming first impression for visiting potential students. Mechanical, electrical, technology, and security system upgrades were also included as part of the project scope.
To see more images of the Rollins Advising and Transfer Center project, please visit American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase or our website.