Hawkeye Community College Student Center
posted on October 27, 2015 by Daniel Channer in Education
Creating a “hub” for this Community College’s campus, the new Harold Brock Student Center offers a range of amenity services as well as providing office and workroom space for student organizations. Its addition to the campus was an important first step in expanding Hawkeye’s cultural environment and creating a social center for the campus. As part of the design initiative, the owner requested incorporating college colors as well as specifying durable finishes for longevity and easy maintenance.
The design for the Student Center incorporated many new amenities. A 300-seat student union features a specialty food court along with a full servicing kitchen. Students can choose from an array of menu items ranging from burgers to “home cooking” and ice cream to gourmet coffees. Along with office spaces, two multi-purpose rooms are available for meetings and special events, each with a capacity of 30-50 and serviceable by the kitchen. A stage area is large enough to accommodate a small band or other entertainment and flat screen TV monitors are mounted throughout the space. An activities area features pool tables, video games as well as plenty of spaces for relaxation between classes for the school’s students.
Now a popular and busy nexus for the institution, the Student Center has helped to create and elevate the campus from its original “technical school” origins to a true college campus environment.