Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2015 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2015 publication.
“Better connection and campus access; updated, community-centered food services; and 21st-century-learning student gathering spaces were all attained through innovative design,” the magazine article states. “Additionally, the improved venue draws in the commuter students and faculty and has become a lunch destination for the community.
See additional photos and read more about Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center in CTA’s project capsule.
Awards were selected by a panel of architects from across the United States. Two Wyoming colleges, Sheridan and Northwest, received recognition from Learning by Design — both for projects by CTA Architects Engineers.
“We are proud of the new Campus Center and love the opportunity to share it,” said Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College. “The Thorne-Rider Campus Center wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of so many, from the college students, faculty and staff, to the architects and construction workers, to the community support. This new space is making a difference for our students.”
JOEL ANDERSON, CTA ARCHITECT:
“Some days it’s as simple as keeping the Campus Center in the center of campus. It sounds so easy! But the project team had to make many big decisions to achieve this goal: completely gut, remodel, and expand the 1961 student union, daylight a basement to address grade changes, convert a street into a pedestrian mall, and design a facility that can handle the attention of all the student life experiences expected of it.”