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Workforce Developement Center

Johnston Community College

Location: Smithfield, NC
Budget: $24 million
Size: 31,500 sf
Year Completed: 2005

This unique project is a collaboration between Johnston Community College, Johnston County Economic Development Corp.; N.C. State University; N.C. A&T University; Johnston County Schools; Novo Nordisk; Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc.; and Hospira. The facility includes academic, laboratory and testing space to train a labor force for the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The two story structure is framed with structural steel supported on spread footings. Diagonally braced steel frames and steel moment frames are designed for 100 mph winds and Seismic Design Category C.

Architect: MBAJ Architecture
Photography: MBAJ