Community College Learning Resource Center|
9131 Anson Way, #204, Raleigh, NC 28615
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Date Bid: Nov 2008
Construction Period: Dec 2008 to May 2010
Total Square Feet: 81,327 Site: 21.89 acres
Number of Buildings: One; 25 classrooms, 30 per class.
Building Size: First floor, 63,341; second floor, 17,986; total,
81,327 square feet. Building Height: Total, 46’2''.
Basic Construction Type: New/Type III B Sprinkled/Pre-Engineered
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, metal wall panel. Roof: Metal.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 401 West
Capitol, #305, Little Rock, AR 72201
General Contractor: May Construction Company - 2226 Cottondale
Lane, #100, Little Rock, AR 72203
Mechanical Engineer: Innovative Solutions Group, Inc. - 136 Apple
Blossom Loop, Maumelle, AR 72113
Electrical Engineer: Lucas, Merriott & Associates - 2225 West 7th
Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Civil Engineer: Crafton Tull Sparks & Associates - 10825
Financial Center Parkway, #300, Little Rock, AR 72211
The new Johnson Community College Learning Resource Center is a
35,000-square-foot two-story building located on the College's main
campus in Smithfield, North Carolina. This facility replaces the former
crowded library originally built in the 1970's. The Learning Resource
Center will be the central focus campus once the main roadway is
The facility is designed with maximum flexibility in mind and a
conscious effort to bring as much natural light into the Learning
Resource Center as possible. The Library area includes an open computer
lab, a dedicated classroom, multiple group study rooms, a business
center, a North Carolina Archives room, a separate Listening and Viewing
Room, and a Children's Library. The Library furnishings include lower
stacks surrounded by multiple seating arrangements to provide both
intimate seating areas and open study tables. Other features of the
building include a library staff support suite, a Coffee Bar that will
later be adapted into a Campus Cafe, and two state-of-the-art Distance
Learning Classrooms in a
second story suite.
Features of the building include design for appropriate solar
orientation, solar shading, roller shade systems to control natural
light, windows to all internal spaces for borrowed indirect daylight,
water efficient plumbing fixtures, hot water supplied by a high
efficiency gas fired water heater and select point of use electric
heaters at remote locations, design for a future gray water system from
the county's waste water treatment facility for all water closets and
urinals, preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, low maintenance
landscaping, bike racks, outdoor study areas, and the use of materials
with high recycled content and low VOC's. In addition recycling centers
are spread throughout both floors.
The mechanical system utilizes a natural gas fired 92% efficient
condensing boiler for hot water heating. Chilled water is provided by a
120 ton modular air cooled chiller with an 11.7 EER. One constant volume
air handler is utilized for the Library in conjunction with hot water
baseboard heat. Two variable volume air handlers serving hot water VAV
boxes are used to condition the distance learning, office area and
miscellaneous spaces. All three air handlers utilize demand control
ventilation. The systems are controlled with a DDC system that results
in a 44.7 KBTU/SF/YR energy usage or a 28% savings over ASHRAE.
The majority of the lighting for the facility consists of T8 fixtures.
All individual areas are controlled by occupancy sensors. In addition,
the lighting in the Library is controlled by daylight sensors. A back-up
generator has been provided for the fire pump and emergency lighting.
The generator also eliminates the need for replacement batteries over
the life of the building.
LEED® Points 45 Total
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality 13
Innovation Design Process 4
Building Envelope: Daltile Manufactured Stone, Dryvit
Roofing: Duro Last Roofing, McElroy Metal
Interior: Marshfield Wood Doors, Armstrong, CertainTeed, Hunter
Douglas Blinds & Shades, MBI Acoustical Panels, Sherwin Williams.
Flooring: Forbo, Tandus, Roppe.
Lighting: Day-Brite, Crestron.
Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Tubelite