George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center at Becker College

Location: Leicester, MA

Design Awards:
American School and University Outstanding Design Award for Post Secondary Educational Facility

2015 AIACM Honorable Mention

Completed in 2012, this new classic brick and precast concrete central campus core building is strategically located at the end of a redesigned main campus drive. The approach begins at a newly formed roadway which curves from Main Street and sweeps guest to the sloping site edge.

As guests arrive at the main building entrance, they are welcomed through a richly landscaped tree-line arcade with monumental ornamental flower and tree planters. Upon entry, the interior space transforms into vast open spaces formed by overlapping curved solid and transparent walls and ceiling planes. The building placement takes advantage of southern exposure and incredible distant eastern views of the Worcester Hills beyond. The west elevation peers into the newly formed quad, which was respectfully designed around existing 48” Beech tree canopies hovering over the new outside student activity space. A link to the existing facility forms a welcoming arched gateway to the inner campus green space. The building is designed with various renewable and green principles, most notably utilizing various rebate-able energy saving HVAC and lighting incentives.