On a recent November afternoon construction workers prepared openings for two 17-foot wide windows on the West Street side of CCV-Rutland’s new 32,000 square foot academic center. In January, these windows will be filled with the activity of students starting the winter semester in the three-story building, which is owned by Williston developer DEW and leased to the College. The center’s move from Evelyn Street will double the size of CCV’s fastest growing academic center.
“This building represents ten years of steady growth in Rutland,” says Academic Center Executive Director Tapp Barnhill. “It showcases the excitement of the arts and sciences with multiple modern labs and studios, houses four computer centers, and has a total of twenty-four contemporary and technologically endowed classrooms. Best of all, it was built to facilitate student interaction and collaboration, presenting students with a variety of casual learning and studying spaces to enhance their experiences and help build community.”
Staff will start moving offices in December to be ready for the beginning of the new semester. A Grand Opening celebration will be at 3 p.m. on February 2, 2011.