Following development of a multi-phase master plan, the college decided to pursue a single project that would replace, rather than renovate, the existing 30,000-sf shop building with a new 70,000-sf center. The building site slopes almost twenty-five feet from the northeast to the southwest. By stacking shops and creating an interior plaza, this grade change became an opportunity to provide on-grade access for all four shops and bring natural light to the majority of spaces. The heart of the campus is a gallery/gathering space with large roll-up doors at each end that can be opened fully to both the internal plaza and the visitor entry. The building is LEED certified.