Kellogg Community College

Lane Thomas Building Additions and Renovations

Battle Creek, Michigan // 29,726 sq. ft.

Client Challenge

Kellogg Community College’s original industrial art building was housed in the Lane Thomas Building which had many uses over the years with minimal upgrades. The building did not meet the requirements for the programs in which it currently housed (EMS, Criminal Justice, and the Facilities Department).

TowerPinkster Solution

The expansion and renovation of the Lane Thomas Building anchors the south end of campus and features the addition of a glass and brick enclosed walkway that links a majority of the buildings on campus. Lane Thomas also houses the college bookstore which was relocated to the lower level of the building, adjacent to a large parking area to allow easy access for students on this commuter campus. The EMS department (housed mainly on the second floor) was updated and consists of simulation labs, including a functioning ambulance, simulated residential area, emergency room, and spaces for vehicular extraction, offices and large, multi-use classrooms. The third floor houses the Criminal Justice Program offices and classrooms as well as the Kellogg Community College Facilities Department.