Nicolet College - Remodeled, expanded Northwoods Center gets finishing touches
Remodeled, expanded Northwoods Center
gets finishing touches
Aug. 18, 2011
Nicolet’s Northwoods Center has been a veritable beehive of activity this summer as teams of construction workers first gutted and then remodeled and expanded the building.
“Everything is on schedule and the building will be ready for students when fall semester classes start Aug. 24,” said Pete Vanney, Nicolet Facilities director.
A rather amazing feat, considering contractors had only 14 short weeks to totally remodel 7,500-square-feet of classroom and lab space and complete a two-story, 9,000 square-foot addition. On average, about 45 workers were on site every day.
The building also features a new, open-concept lounge area designed to give students more space for studying and socializing.
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On to the next job site
Its work done, a large backhoe parked at the entrance of the Northwoods Cneter preapres to leave the construction site. This is the first time the 40-year-old building has been remodeled.
New Student Lounge
Students will have a new lounge to study and socialize in when classes start Aug. 24. Spaces such as this, while common on many college campuses, had been in short supply at Nicolet.
The 9,000-square-foot addition, pictured here, will allow the college to move labs and classes previously held in rented space off-campus to the main campus, saving the college money in the long run.
Fitting in with nature
An aesthetic fit with the landscape is a hallmark of buildings on the Nicolet campus.