Higher Education

Fayetteville Technical Community College Virtual Learning Center

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Size: 49,000 square feet

Architect: sfL+a Architects

Contractor: Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.

Budget: $5,500,000

The Virtual Learning Center is a 2 story, steel framed building with exterior concrete masonry perimeter walls and interior concrete masonry shearwalls. The parapet is constructed with concrete masonry on top of structural steel beams which, during construction, allowed for the roofing to be placed and the building dried in quickly. The roof bar joists and steel beams are sloped to interior roof drains to minimize the need for tapered insulation. The floors are composite beam construction (concrete on metal deck). The building features a curved entrance with a structural steel canopy that leads into a large 2 story atrium with a monumental cast-in-place concrete stair that was also designed by our office.