Center for Creative Media (CCM) Project

Work on the CCM project is proceeding on schedule. Next week we anticipate the sidewalk from S. Willard to Bader to be closed for approximately 2-3 days starting on Monday for site utility placement. There will be a crane parked in the green area between Bader and S. Willard to set the large storm control structures. There will also be dump trucks entering this same area from the driveway to IDX.  The parking spaces and sidewalk on the South side of Maple street from our construction entrance to S. Willard will be closed for the entire week for steel deliveries. Ireland will continue to have a presence in the courtyard while working on forming and pouring the new bathroom footings and walls. There may be a day or two where a pump truck and concrete trucks will be working from the courtyard. We will be sure to have someone directing pedestrian traffic around the construction activity. 

CCM holealum bridge

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The Center for Communications and Creative Media (CCM) project is a 42,000 square foot addition and alterations to the existing Hauke Center and Alumni Auditorium located at the center of campus. When completed in August, 2015, the expanded and renovated structures will have a combined gross floor area of approximately 75,000 square feet. The Architect firm on this project is Colin Lindberg Architects and the Construction Manager is H.P. Cummings.

In addition to becoming the new academic home for the CCM academic division of the College, the building will also contain several other strategic initiatives that will benefit the campus at large, including:

  • Transit Center. The project site will serve as the primary transit portal for the campus, providing the College shuttle bus access between the main campus and its remote parking facility located along Lakeside Avenue. The main level of the building will contain a lounge area with seating, and food and beverage services.
  • Retail Store / Mail Service. The main level will also contain floor area for campus mail and a retail store for sundries and college-branded merchandise.
  • Dining and Events Center. The College will be creating a second dining facility within the CCM building in order to accommodate additional demand generated by the increased undergraduate residential population (275 new on-campus dormitory beds). In addition, the facility will contain a large conference room space (capacity: 300 persons +/-) that will be able to accommodate a variety of academic and social functions.
  • Alumni Auditorium Upgrades. The project contemplates improvements to Alumni Auditorium, a 200-seat theater/lecture hall, including new seating, lighting, HVAC, and audio-visual systems.
  • Hauke Center Upgrades. As part of the CCM Project, the Hauke Center will receive upgrades to its HVAC system, thermal envelope and finishes.
  • Energy Efficiency. Consistent with its mission to embrace sustainable technologies in the design, construction and operation of its campus facilities, the College will be expanding its use of geothermal energy to heat and cool the new CCM building. The Project includes an extension of its geothermal infrastructure (well head production and piping to accomplish this goal. Champlain College has set a 'green' design goal on this project of achieving Three Globes under the Green Globes rating system. This third party certification program is run by The Green Building Initiative. Positioned as an alternative to USGBC's LEED program, it uses a checklist approach, granting projects points for areas in which they exceed standard industry practice. The system is more broadly adopted within Canada where it originated, but is building a market presence in the United States. To our knowledge, this will be the first Green Globes project within Vermont. A rating of Three Globes is viewed to be similar to a Gold target under the LEED system.

A recent gift from Robert and Christine Stiller through the Stiller Family Foundation will help fund capital investments in the new Center for Communications and Creative Media. The new facility will free up space in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology so that all the business faculty and programs will be located in one building.

Updates from the Architect can be found in this PDF!

A few conceptual drawings are below:

Exterior

Conceptual Drawings

Dining

Hall

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Karen Dusini, Senior Project Manager for Campus Planning at (802) 865-6451 or kwdusini@champlain.edu.


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