Pitt Community College Officially Opens New Science and Technology Building
Nearly 200 people gathered at Pitt Community College (PCC) on August 2, 2017 to celebrate the opening of the Walter and Marie Williams Science and Technology Building, designed by Greenville-based JKF ARCHITECTURE.
At 79,000 SF, the building is now the largest of the 18 buildings on PCC’s main campus. Along with the biotechnology center, the building has 10 classrooms, 11 laboratories, a STEM learning center, flexible industrial space, science tutorial center, and a 120-seat auditorium/lecture hall. The nearly $17 million structure was funded through a $19.9 million bond referendum voters approved in 2013 and a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This project will support Pitt County’s industrial recruitment and advanced manufacturing efforts, offering a space that helps employers find a readily available, highly-skilled workforce. The project bid $3 million under budget in August, 2015 and the remaining $3 million in savings will be put toward the construction of PCC’s Early College High School program, also designed by JKF ARCHITECTURE.
“The Science Building was not just another project and PCC is not just another client,” said JKF ARCHITECTURE President John Farkas. “The people of Pitt County are our neighbors, our friends, and our colleagues. It was an absolute privilege to have an impact on the future development of the College and deliver a design that truly serves the PCC’s mission. We look forward to seeing the positive difference this building will make for years to come.”