Fab Lab, Kitchen, and Solar Renovation
Project Type: Renovation, White Bear Lake, MN
Client: Century College
After updating the Master Facilities Plan of the Century College campus in 2012, LHB was selected to complete the Digital Fab Lab, Kitchen, and Solar Lab projects. The Fab Lab relocated and enhanced the Digital Fabrication Laboratory (Digital Fab Lab) to improve function. The lab’s flexibility, safety, and usability was improved and expanded, allowing for broader use of the lab across multiple disciplines within the college and with its partners. The new Fab Lab is Phase 1 of a planned applied technology and digital manufacturing learning cluster. A full renovation of under-utilized kitchen space was transformed into technology advanced classrooms along with a modernized food service kitchen, serving line, and eating area. The project also renovated the old Fab Lab into a technical classroom and dedicated lab space to support the expanding Solar Energy program.