This two-year State community college Campus Master Plan was designed by Principal-in-Charge William T. Eberhard, who initiated an analysis of alternative sites for the State of Ohio to relocate this growing school to a more appropriate site that afforded adequate access and opportunities for expansion. A 106-acre parcel immediately west of Fremont, OH was selected.
Eberhard’s Campus Master Plan called for a main quadrangle on a 35-acre segment to the east of the site which is bisected by an undulating swale and creek. Eberhard also designed the first three buildings on the campus, including the Student Service/ Learning Resource Center featured here. The 60,000 sf facility included a broad range of student service, library, learning resource and support occupancies. Acoustical folding walls enable presentation and interaction spaces to expand and contract as needed and “all hands” events are held in the central atrium, which allows hundreds of people to interact in a soft daylight environment that has become the hearth space of the campus.