The Kingsport Center for Higher Education is a facility, of approximately 54,000 gross square feet of floor area, spread out over three separate floors. It is located in the Central Business District, in close proximity to the local Transit Center. The education center is programmed for an initial student capacity of 1,200 students, with the ability to be expanded in the future to an increased maximum of 2,000 students.
The facility is equipped with the latest in teaching technologies and related systems infrastructure, including fully integrated information technology connectivity systems, and wireless computer connectivity. The facility also provides audio/visual systems to supplement the live teachers and lecturers, as well as for ready recording and broadcasting of lectures to remote classrooms.
The facility includes computer laboratories/classrooms to provide the needed remedial training related to the use of computers and computer-controlled systems in today’s workplace, as well as wet laboratories for the education and training of persons studying for health care and related field positions.
The Kingsport Center for Higher Education, which was built in accordance with the U. S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Guidelines for environmentally friendly and energy efficient construction, will help train workers in the high tech fields of the 21st-century global economy.
J.A. Street and Associates was the Construction Manager of this project.