This adaptive reuse project is a showcase for sustainability and has achieved LEED® Certification. Sustainable features include day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and a site design which reduces the heat island effect with green spaces.
The design of the Newberry County Center involved the conversion of an existing Walmart into a state-of-the-art higher education facility for Piedmont Technical College. The project is part of an urban renewal effort for the neighborhood, and provides space for the college’s expanding continuing education programs.
The renovation creates a welcoming facility with a collegiate look and feel, serving students, educators and the wider community. The new center features a community auditorium, patient care and training centers, flexible industrial arts workshops, a veterinarian technician wing, a state of the art library, and a testing center. The design encourages collaborative learning among students and faculty.