开拓机遇 | Broadening Opportunity
Situated in the fastest growing county in North Texas, Collin College recognized the need to provide strong technical education, trade, and workforce training to the community. The college also sought to offer more continuing education opportunities for corporate training and workforce partnerships.
▼项目概览，overview © Devin Eichler
To accomplish this mission, Collin College embarked on the design and construction of a Technical Center (CCTC) campus in Allen, Texas. Working in close collaboration with the school, we designed a multipurpose building that houses classrooms, science labs, early college and high school programs, student services, learning commons, dining, collaboration zones, conference center, and a wide array of trades and technical spaces. The result: A future-ready campus that provides its students and faculty with the tools and spaces they need for advanced technical education.
▼从场地外侧看建筑，view the building from the outside © Devin Eichler
设计亮点 | WHAT MAKES IT COOL
The new campus is a microcosm of society and is designed to serve people of various ages, skill levels, interests, and backgrounds. The new building is equipped to handle a wide array of trades education including construction, HVAC, metals lab, automotive repair, drone technology, robotics, and allied health.
▼体量组合，the composition of volumes © James Steinkamp
▼出挑体量下的露台空间，terrace under the overhanging volume © James Steinkamp
Collin College has teamed up with Allen ISD and other surrounding school districts to provide the highest level of dual credit offerings for local high school students in the area. The new facility is expected to serve up to 7,000 students and will be a model for trades and technical career instruction in the industry.
▼穿插其中的公共空间，the public spaces in-between © James Steinkamp
▼建筑连廊，corridors connecting the volumes © James Steinkamp
▼透明的建筑立面，the transparent facade © James Steinkamp
▼建筑入口，the entrance © Devin Eichler
嵌入色块 | Embedding Color
By incorporating several colors – blue, yellow, green, and orange – the building helps to create collaboration nodes along the academic corridor. The colors emphasizes the connection with the different trades while aiding with wayfinding.
▼夜景，体块中嵌入的多样色彩，night view, incorporating several colors © James Steinkamp
健康福祉 | Well-being
Keeping in mind that most enrolled students work full-time jobs before attending rigorous classes that could include four-to-six-hour labs, it was critical that the buildings meet their needs. Each building allows daylight to permeate the interior, with additional diffused daylighting techniques throughout. Also, courtyards support the social life of the college and create opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. A place of respite, shade and campus social space, the courtyards provide a thread of connectedness throughout the campus.
▼夜景，night view © Devin Eichler
▼开放平台，the open platform © Devin Eichler
▼连接校园的纽带，a thread of connectedness throughout the campus © Devin Eichler
▼夜间庭院，night view of the courtyard © Devin Eichler
摄影师：©James Steinkamp, ©Devin Eichler
Project: Collin College Technical Campus
Architecture Firm: Perkins&Will
Project location: Allen, Texas
Completion Date: 2020
Gross Built Area: 31,587 m2
Clients: Collin College
Photographer: ©James Steinkamp, ©Devin Eichler
Awards: 2018, Deals Education category Winner, Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Award