March 17, 2017
DAYTON, Ohio (March 17, 2017) — Sinclair Community College has hired Woolpert for two related projects on its Dayton campus, it was announced today.
The first is a redesign of its Student Services Center Plaza and renovation of the Pedestrian Pathway linking the Student Services Center to the parking garage. The second is design of the North and Central gateways, linking with the pedestrian path.
The projects will enhance the appearance of the parking deck facades to make it feel more welcoming, and are intended to improve safety and tie together the main parking garage, the new campus buildings and the original campus north of Fourth Street in downtown Dayton.
The projects, valued at a combined $1.36 million, should better unify the campus, make it more pedestrian-friendly and create more of a traditional campus setting. Design will include elevation changes, drainage rework, sidewalks and paving modifications, lighting and facade enhancements and enriched landscaping.
Woolpert Project Manager and Landscape Architect Bruce Rankin said these are two of five projects being coordinated as part of a comprehensive effort to redefine the core of the downtown campus, which has an annual enrollment of about 30,000.
Other projects, which are being conducted by multiple firms, include a new Health Sciences building and surrounding site, a street diet on Fourth Street and other gateways leading into the campus core.
“These projects will have a positive effect not only on Sinclair, but on this area of the city,” Rankin said. “With Sinclair as highly recognized and engaged as it is in the community, this effort will benefit people throughout the Greater Dayton Area.”
Woolpert—a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton—has completed multiple projects at Sinclair’s Dayton and Mason branches, and is working with the community college on technological developments, research and education related to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones.
The firm’s design for the Student Services Center Plaza and Pedestrian Pathway is underway, and the project expects to break ground in 2018.
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 23 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. The firm currently is doing business in all 50 states and in five foreign countries. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.