MURRAY ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, P.C. PROJECT WINS THE MONTGOMERY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING AND DESIGN.

Posted On On: December 13, 2016 Categories Filed Under: Member News

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MURRAY ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS, P.C. PROJECT WINS THE MONTGOMERY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING AND DESIGN.

 

Pottstown, PA, November 9, 2016 – the new Sustainability and Innovation Hub at Montgomery County Community College’s Pottstown West Campus, that was designed by Murray Associates Architects, P.C., was recognized by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

The project was selected for the Award for Excellence in Planning and Design for its significant and sustained contributions to advancing or promoting planning in Montgomery County. The project was selected due to its land development, revitalization, open space preservation, transportation, design, and process and community impact.  Associate Vice President for Facilities & Construction, Jaime Garrido, was very proud of the recognition.  “This project was a true Community Project, as the College partnered with the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and the Pottstown Borough.”

The building was an Adaptive Reuse Project of a former PECO building built in 1911.  Phase I of the project dealt with the 3 acre Brownfield site. Phase II of the project, completed in 2011, renovated the infrastructure. Phase III renovated the unused interior portion of the building and Ribbon Cutting was celebrated on April 18, 2016.

 

This adaptive reuse project was a true collaboration between the College and all the Design professionals.  The new facility’s design aesthetic maximized the industrial “bones of the building” to keep it’s unique integrity alive.

 

Benedict Dubbs, Principal in charge of Murray Associates Educational Studio, was very excited to learn of the Award.  “It is very gratifying to transform a classic industrial building into a contemporary educational space. We enjoyed collaborating with the College and Pottstown officials to design an exciting, and flexible facility serving the community.”

Montgomery County Community College boasts a nationally recognized, award-winning faculty committed to working closely together with students in the learning process. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a virtual campus, and specialized workforce development programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. The College is recognized nationally for its work in sustainability and student success and is one of only 73 institutions in the country to be designated as Achieving the Dream Leader College. For more information, visit their website at http://www.mc3.edu .

Murray Associates Architects is the oldest design firm in Harrisburg, PA and has been providing award winning design services in the Mid Atlantic region since 1935.  For more information, visit our website at www.murrayassoc.com .

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