General Education Building 1 and Student Services
The General Education Building will serve as a gateway into Wake Tech’s new Eastern Wake 4.0 campus. The warm and welcoming design provides an accessible and inclusive experience for students, faculty, and the community in which it serves.
A double-height, transparent student commons respond to the curved edge of the helix pathway and overlook the activity in the center of campus. This classroom and student services building will consist of general chemistry and biology labs, student services spaces, auditorium, library, and individualized learning areas. Typical smart classroom spaces are envisioned to be 900 GSF, supplemented by other support learning spaces to allow for flexible teaching opportunities.
Sustainability strategies such as solar panels, sun shading devices, energy-efficient building systems, and a high-performance envelope are an integral part of the design of the building and contribute to the campus’s sustainability goals. A monumental stair in the main lobby and glassy stair towers flanking the building promote student and faculty wellness.