Center for Advanced & Emerging Technologies
& Construction Education Center (FOC)
Staff at the Campus Planning & Sustainability Department (CPS) are facilitating the next stages of implementing MCC’s Campus Master Plan. HDR Architecture was selected for a new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies and Construction Education Center at the Fort Omaha Campus (FOC). Our shared vision: “Establish a dynamic learning environment fostering collaboration, integration, creativity and achievement.”
Center for the Advancement of the Creative Class (EVC)
Creative ideas need a place to germinate and grow, so an educational facility devoted to creativity is proposed for the Elkhorn Valley Campus. The Center for the Advancement of the Creative Class will house career-oriented visual arts programs such as photography, interior design, animation, game design, web design and graphic design. The center will take career art programs to the next level and prepare visual arts students to become art entrepreneurs. It will be a center for creative capital where current and future small business owners from all sectors of the economy can develop right-brain approaches to their business planning. It will also blend entrepreneurial training with creative approaches to general education to prepare transfer students for their four-year degrees. An expanded Gallery of Art and Design, paired with flexible community arts education space, will extend Omaha’s thriving art community west and enrich the lives of learners of all ages.
Arts Faculty and MCC Staff toured Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and Johnson County Community College for inspiration and ideas for our own new facility.