Edward A. Whitney Academic Center

The Challenge

  • A new academic building has long been No. 1 on a list of projects in Sheridan College’s master plan.
  • The Whitney Building featured outdated academic and administrative space.
  • Sheridan College officials identified the need to provide improved academic space, classrooms and gathering space, as well as more convenient, centrally located Student Services, such as Registration, Advising and Financial Aid.

The Projectsheridan college campus

  • Renovation of 18,000 square of the original Whitney Building while adding  35,000 square feet of new space that connects with the east side of the current Whitney Building.
  • Update classroom technology, teaching and learning labs and computer labs.
  • Provide gathering space for students to promote collaboration and engagement.
  • Enhance faculty and administrative space and add office space for Outdoor Education.
  • Construct a Writing Center, conducive for tutoring and learning.
  • CTA Architects provided the architecture and KWN Construction was the Construction Manager at Risk.

The InvestmentEAWAC F13IMG_3910

  • The Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College became a reality in March of 2011, when the Wyoming Legislature approved funding.
  • The $7.5 million in funding from the state required local matching funds, and Whitney Benefits Inc. generously offered to provide the match needed.

The Benefits

  • The Whitney Academic Center was completed in August 2013.
  • The new and renovated space is designed for student success and replaces outdated classrooms with collaboration spaces, learning labs and laboratories that enhance learning opportunities.
  •  The entire student experience was improved with welcoming and gathering spaces, collocated student services offices and a new front door for the entire campus.
  • The new building features nine classrooms/collaborations rooms, including computer labs, physic lab, GIS/Cad Lab, a large tiered classroom for lectures and presentations
  • Student and business services including recruiting, admissions, financial aid, advising, testing, records, registration, and business office, are now centrally located to better serve students.