Campus Groundbreakings: Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College

Projects also underway at Kennebec Valley Community College and Ocean County 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.

Student Center

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.


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