Clark Nexsen and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee will design the Academic Building and Parking Deck
January 24, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) -- The team of Clark Nexsen and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L) has been selected to design the Phase III Academic Building and Parking Deck on John Tyler Community College’s (JTCC) Midlothian, Virginia, campus. Both firms bring extensive experience in higher education facilities design and sustainable architecture to the team.
This will be the fifth building on the JTCC Midlothian Campus, and college administrators say it will be critical to the growth and emerging identity of the campus.
Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, Design Principal for the project, anticipates that the 70,000-square-foot building will include academic classrooms, faculty offices, auditorium space/performance arts space, a student services center, food service, and a 350-space parking garage.
The project will be on a fast track for completion in January 2015, Lee said.
Founded in 1967, John Tyler Community College is a public two-year institution of higher education with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, VA, and off-campus classrooms throughout the area. The Midlothian campus was built in 2000 and its science building, Hamel Hall, was the first project in the Virginia Community College System to be certified under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified rating system, receiving a LEED Silver certification.
PBC+L’s Doug Brinkley, FAIA, will serve as sustainability director for the Academic Building and Parking Deck.
Clark Nexsen, PC, is one of the oldest and largest architecture and engineering firms headquartered in Virginia with offices in Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke as well as Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and Washington, DC. For more information visit www.clarknexsen.com.
PBC+L is an award-winning architecture firm headquartered in Raleigh with offices in Asheville, NC. Among the firm’s academic projects designed to be environmentally sustainable are Buildings A, B, and D on Wake Technical College’s North Campus, the first all-LEED new multi-building community college campus in the nation. For more information visit www.pbclarchitecture.com.
About Clark Nexsen:
Clark Nexsen, PC is one of the oldest and largest architecture and engineering firms headquartered in Virginia. Founded in 1920 by Pendleton S. Clark, FAIA, Clark Nexsen provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and fire protection engineering, as well as planning services for clients throughout the U.S. and overseas. Recently, Architect magazine recognized Clark Nexsen as one of the nation’s top 50 firms. In June of 2012, Clark Nexsen ranked #18 on Engineering News Record’s list of the Top 100 Green Design Firms.
About Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee:
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+) is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm specializing in academic and cultural arts projects. PBC+L has offices in Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina. The firm’s work has been published in numerous professional journals and was ranked 15th in Architect magazine’s 2012 “Top 50” firms in the nation in, based on business success, commitment to sustainability, and design excellence. For more information, visit www.pbclarchitecture.com or find the firm on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest.