Academic Building, Weatherford College
Services:Architecture Sustainability / LEED Design Programming / Strategic Planning Interior Design Construction Administration Graphics
The Academic Building is the first new classroom building added at Weatherford College in 20 years. As such, it brings a wealth of new technology and amenities to the educational experience at the school. The 40,618-square-foot building is the new home for 12 general classrooms, 10 science laboratories, faculty offices, student services, and support functions. The Academic Building was sited in the heart of the campus adjacent to the library. This site included a stone memorial arch and other historical artifacts from the 1922 graduating class. These were carefully removed and reinstalled in the main entry plaza on the south side of the new building, and a new memorial flagpole plaza was introduced adjacent to the student gathering area. The overall design incorporates many sustainable features to improve energy efficiency.