Kirkwood Community College – Ceramic Studio Remodel and Kiln Building
Kirkwood Community College needed to improve safety and serve the expanding needs of their ceramics program in their existing arts building. To achieve this, the college constructed a new stand-alone facility that could house all the various pieces of equipment as well as the bulk materials storage that are part of that program. This allowed the ceramics department to consolidate their equipment and storage from several locations within the arts building, and develop a safe efficient layout of those pieces with sufficient perimeter space to accommodate a teaching environment within the new facility.
The building is a stand-alone pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) with overhead doors at each end for equipment and bulk materials delivery, separated spaces for their different programmatic needs, fume and exhaust hoods for specific units and improved lighting for teaching purposes.
Date: Occupied Fall 2007
Size: Nominal 2000 GSF