Kent State University
The Science and Technology Building combines undergraduate curricula and noncredit workforce development programs in an interactive learning center. Classrooms, general laboratories, nursing laboratories, a multimedia case study room and office and conference spaces are included in the building.
The Advanced Technology Workforce Development Center (ATWDC) includes the Small Business Development Center, which provides consultation services, workforce and corporate training rooms, computer laboratories, video-conferencing, and the Advanced Technology Center. The latter is a high bay industrial environment and support laboratory. Within this space the Center can provide prototyping, demonstration, and workforce development services. The facility is flexible to meet diverse needs.
The building has 48,400 gsf of space and has been designed as the signature building for the campus. The two-story brick structure, which relates to other campus buildings, is intersected by a single-story, curved stone form. The lobby anchors the building and organizes many diverse spaces. An interior rotunda opens to the exterior through a series of glass-enclosed roof vaults. These dynamic forms connect the building to the campus and surrounding community. The rotunda provides space for circulation, presentations, and community receptions.