Campus Groundbreakings: Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College
Public Safety Institute
Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne campus
Planned occupancy: February 2015
Design: BRPH (Melbourne, Fla.)
The $13.2 million, 66,500- square-foot facility—featuring a mock jail cell and mock courtroom—will provide training for law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters and others in public safety roles. School officials are seeking funding for three additional buildings for the campus.
Classroom and laboratory building
Kennebec Valley Community College (Maine), Harold Alfond Campus
Planned occupancy: Fall 2014
Design: SMRT (Portland)
The 16,500-square-foot facility, costing approximately $6 million, was designed to achieve net zero energy status. It will house existing academic programs, as well as Maine’s first two-year degree and certificate programs in sustainable agriculture, food science and culinary arts. A 120-acre certified organic farm on the site will be linked to the new KVCC Center for Farm-to-Table Innovation.
Ocean County College (N.J.)
Planned occupancy: Summer 2015
Design: Blackney Hayes Architects (Philadelphia)
The $19 million, 56,000-square-foot building will house a bookstore, a security department office, student affairs and student life offices, conference and club rooms, a “noisy” room with large-screen TVs for gaming and a quiet study room. In addition, there will be a cafeteria more than double the size of the current one, a two-story open eating area and a Starbucks Coffee Bar.