Thorne-Rider Campus Center

The Challenge

  • The renovation and expansion of the Campus Center had been a top project in the Master Plan for more than a decade.
  • The Campus Center was built in 1966 for 100 resident students. The college now has more than 400 resident students.
  • The Campus Center had significant deferred maintenance issues in the building and infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, sewer, roof, windows, doors).

The Projectsheridan college campus life

  • Construct an additional 12,000 square feet and renovate 16,000 square feet to enhance student life while also providing space to the community.
  • The college saved money by keeping the foundation and renovating a substantial portion, rather than demolishing the building.
  • CTA Architects provided the architecture and KWN Construction was the Construction Manager at Risk.

The Investment

  • The Thorne-Rider Campus Center was $11.7 million.
  • Sheridan College funded $6.2 million and raised $5.5 million through private donations.

The Benefits

  • The Thorne-Rider Campus Center was completed in August 2014.
  • The Campus Center includes a modern food court with 700-plus seating capacity and a brick oven pizzeria.
  • The Campus Center also includes space for meetings, student life, clubs, government, as well as a mail room and police office.
  • The Campus Center features a large student activities room and bleacher-style seating, ideal for performances during the lunch hour.
  • The facility provides veteran students their own lounge, computer lab and meeting space.