GOCC Science Building Wins Award
May 28, 2008 by WLKM News Room
The Dale E. Gray Science Building at Glen Oaks Community College has earned a 2008 American Institute of Architects Design Award. The award was presented to SHW Group, the architectural firm formerly known as Duce-Simmons Inc. and Glen Oaks Community College as owners of the building. Beckering Advisor Inc., the contractor firm, also shared in the honors. The 16,250 sq. ft. building – located on the south side of the campus – was constructed at a cost of $3.2 million and opened for classes two years ago. The building was recognized based on these comments from the Jury Committee: “A simple clean design that shows how a small budget can go a long way.” SHW Group design reflects the college’s desire for a sense of belonging and connectedness for students and faculty. It is also forward thinking and includes energy-saving “green” features like automatic motion lighting and sweeping windows for natural light. The Dale E. Gray Science Building is equipped with increased Internet bandwidth, higher megabyte wireless access points, LCD wireless video reception projectors, automatic video screens, and laptop computers for student and instructor use. The building includes three laboratory classrooms with 24 work stations each, two adjoining prep rooms, three lecture classrooms with 24 seats, several utility rooms, six faculty offices, a conference room and restrooms.