The outdoor areas immediately adjacent to the PCC will also be improved by the renovation, with the removal of old concrete and the addition of new green spaces for cafe seating and outdoor events.
The College community (students, faculty, and staff) as well as the general community and visitors (including incoming students) will now be welcomed into the Prahl College Center through a much-improved, more accessible, larger, and more intuitive main entrance on the east side of the building.
Presently, the building has relatively hidden south and north-facing entrances, which routinely confuse people and are generally unhelpful to effectively navigating the facility. The new and improved main entrance will open to an expansive and flowing interior space.
Student Services departments will move to a delivery method of ‘going to the students’ instead of their current need to navigate various locations spread throughout the building. This innovative solution of the one-stop engagement will improve the student experience with direct access with self-service and assistance from staff. This new culture will support student satisfaction and success.