Southeastern Community College - Blackhawk Tower Student Center
West Burlington, IA
Klingner Architectural Group was selected by Campus Community Developers to design the new Blackhawk tower residence hall for Southeastern Community College. This new dormitory and Student Center houses 126 students, between floors 2-4, with a student dining center and lounge on the first floor. The dining center was designed as a phased interior build-out that provides flexibility for food vendors in the production area, and improved circulation for the students in the queuing and seating areas. Each student apartment consists of two bedrooms with an in-room sink and vanity, two bathrooms, a living room and kitchenette area. The apartments are designed to house 4 people per suite.
The dormitory is comprised of 51 modular units that were shipped to the job-site 90% finished, including sinks, showers, cabinets, lights, plumbing, sprinklers, finished flooring, and a first coat of paint.
Klingner designed the dorms to be both durable and highly energy efficient. The first floor is designed with industrial polished concrete and exposed steel beams. LED lights are installed throughout the building with daylight and motion activated sensors