Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus Exterior

Metropolitan Community College Career and Academic Skills Center

Omaha, NE

This project is the central unifying component in the creation of an overall campus environment. The main entrances to the building were strategically placed on a North-to-South axis of pedestrian traffic through campus to facilitate a campus connection. Concierge stations were implemented, instead of a traditional reception desk, to greet visitors and guide students in a welcoming environment. The desks are also a touchpoint for student services such as access to the tutoring center, laptop check out, and student ID assistance. Recognizing that learning goes beyond a “one-size-fits-all” traditional classroom, the environment supports next-generation teaching and learning, necessary to cater to the diverse student population true to a community college. A range of learning zones throughout the building include private, semi-private, open-collaborative, and outdoor spaces. Several different room layouts within those zones are supported with a variety of furniture types and fully integrated flexible technology.

Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus Exterior

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Project Summary

Services Provided
  • Master Planning
  • Architectural
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Selection and Coordination
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • 74,000 s.f.
  • Front door to the Fort Omaha Campus
  • Provides welcoming services, enrollment and career exploration
  • Center focuses on creating an inviting, collaborative environment that supports student engagement, learning and life success
  • Features a bookstore with a cafe, 14 classrooms, several small group study areas and conference rooms