The Architerra was hired by Mount Wachusett Community College to add a new addition to the Haley Academic Centre. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building is a renovation of the 40-year-old Arthur F. Haley Academic Center and brings the college to the forefront of STEM education.
The addition provides 8 new specialized and general classroom space and a new greenhouse, laboratories, four laboratory prep rooms, 24 new faculty offices, student study space and interior glass walls to highlight STEM student innovation. Additional features include new laboratory equipment, including projection microscopes with 60-inch flat screen monitors, new visitor entrance, a multi-purpose room, an academic advising suite, a refurbished student-centered campus hub and increased accessibility to the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. The new building contains energy-efficient features related to heating, exhaust, lighting and plumbing that further reduce the college’s carbon footprint.