PORT HURON – The St. Clair County Community College Fieldhouse, designed by Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based TMP Architecture, Inc., was recognized by educational facility and design magazine Learning By Design. TMP Architecture, Inc. received a spring 2018 Outstanding Project Award for excellence due to the Fieldhouse project’s architectural and interior design and for having attributes worthy of imitation.
The SC4 Fieldhouse was one of many projects reviewed by Learning By Design’s jury of architects and end-users. According to the magazine, projects are scored on six measures: innovation, community need, interior design, sustainability, functional design, and 21st century learning.
“Every decision we make is aimed at maximizing student success, and we remain focused due to our commitment to growth, sustainability and community,” said Dr. Deborah Snyder, St. Clair County Community College president. “It is rewarding to know that, thanks to the leadership and collaboration of TMP Architecture, Inc. and our community, the college is being recognized nationally among its peers for innovation in measurement areas we hold in high regard.”
Jury comments on the Fieldhouse noted that the “repurposing of an arena into a gym/running track, with all associated mechanical improvements, is quite a feat” and that the project was “a creative use of existing building assets to provide a new amenity to the college.”
The SC4 Fieldhouse—which saw more than 20,000 visitors in 2017-18—recently was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as the host site for the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship in March 2020, 2021 and 2022.