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Greenfield Community College (GCC)

Greenfield, Massachusetts

The sole provider of higher education for western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, GCC prepares students for the region’s growing knowledge-based economy. To modernize its 1970s-era campus core, GCC turned to Gensler to help shape a vision and strategy for redefining the experience of the school’s Berkshire foothills campus. The transformed grounds include a new quadrangle capable of hosting large, outdoor functions, clearer connections between facilities with improved accessibility, and the centerpiece, a repositioned large-volume library that now functions as the hub of school activity with a learning commons, student services, administration and assembly spaces for social engagement.