Built to Adapt
The architectural concepts and designs balance the rigid formal features of traditional architecture with segmented curved-like glass-curtain walls that merge the exterior and interior spaces, creating alluring environments through the building and its courts.
“This facility will be alive with people of all ages and backgrounds, and these 77,000 square feet will serve as a hub for students and faculty alike. Students will be able to grab lunch, tour the art gallery and get in a quick workout all before class in one building.”
-Jose Arellano | Architect
East Mississippi Community College has experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years, creating a need for more space. Along with the need came the desire to set a new standard by developing, designing, and locating an anchor building that would excite the future generations of students.
This fluid multipurpose building will stand 36 feet tall, expand the campus’s floor space by approximately 35 percent and house administration, teaching, dining, collaboration, and recreational spaces with endless opportunities to meet, greet, collaborate and create new relationships.
The Golden Triangle campus currently serves about 4,000 commuter students, making it East Mississippi Community College’s largest commuter campus. At the Golden Triangle campus, you’ll find convenient access to the amenities of surrounding cities, nearby universities, plus connections to local business and industry. This 84,297 SF Golden Triangle Student Union houses a commons/lounge area, classrooms, computer lab, lecture rooms, administrative offices, board room, the campus bookstore, a coffee shop, and a cafeteria with private and open dining areas.