The statewide, open-access Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana has grown into the second-largest post-secondary institution in Indiana. To meet growing enrollment at the Madison campus, Ivy Tech leaders asked Hastings+Chivetta, in association with The Estopinal Group, to program and design a major expansion and renovation of the campus.
A two-story expansion consisting of two academic wings was added to the existing one-story Academic Building. At the center is a new student commons dominated by a sky lit rotunda with an adjacent student lounge. New components include a library, classrooms, a lecture hall and computer labs.
The expansion and renovation were programmed for new academic courses including Paramedic Services, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Marketing, Visual Communications, Wide Area Networking, Design Technology, Banking and Finance, Building Preservation and Restoration, and Supervision of Healthcare Facilities. New services include the Wellness Center, the Campus Life Center, student affairs, a bookstore and offices.
A high-tech video conference suite supports distance learning and advanced technology equipment exists throughout the facility. The existing building’s exterior was renovated to match the new campus character, unifying the facility.