Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania selected IKM to design a new educational building to house classrooms, faculty offices, a space for the Physician’s Assistant program, and a multi-purpose area. The planned building site and capacity reflect the Clearfield portion of the University’s Facilities Master Plan and supports future anticipated growth.
The new facility is a three-story building of approximately 35,000 square feet. It will contain two large classrooms on the first floor, and seven general classrooms and two science classrooms on the upper floors. All will be provided with Smart Boards and hard-wired for internet connectivity in addition to a complete wireless system throughout. Science classrooms will have appropriate fume hoods and proper ventilation.
For a rural area, advanced distance education technology is crucial to the success of the branch campus to help alleviate the problems of professional isolation and access to colleagues or specialists. More than half of the classrooms will have video-conferencing capabilities.