Master Plan Phase 1

Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois

As part of the $11.6-million first phase of a multi-phase master plan, two exterior spaces were updated and 45,000 s.f. of interior renovations were made to facilitate critical thinking and allow experiential learning through real-world problem- solving in flexible spaces.

In addition to the classroom improvements, several student support spaces and informal collaboration spaces have been added or renovated to enhance the overall experience of students. The Academic Success Center and Online Learning offices both received major upgrades to improve the approachability and visibility of the programs for students seeking assistance.

  • 45,000 s.f. Renovation
  • Active Learning Spaces
  • Science Labs
  • Integrated Technology
  • ​Flexible Furnishings
  • ​Student Support Spaces
The Challenge

Following the success of the Carroll Center for Innovative Learning, how do we expand upon the newly adopted educational paradigm throughout other core program areas,  including science, math and nursing program areas?

The Solution

By utilizing modular partitions, the design team completed a phased renovation of science labs, nursing simulation labs, math classrooms and an art space.