Central Maine Community College LaPoint Center

Auburn, Maine

This two-story center has computer classrooms that can be adapted for varied uses, enabling this community college to expand high-demand programs and accommodate a new associate in the arts degree track.
The center has a contemporary, high-tech look that blends well with other buildings on campus. A glassed-in pedestrian bridge connects with an adjacent building, offering easy access and protection from the weather.
The layout takes full advantage of solar orientation. Classrooms are on north side, minimizing glare on computer screens; faculty offices and small, student lounges are on the sunny, south side — an arrangement that facilitates student-faculty interactions.
Photography by Blind Dog Photography