What started as an empty basement in Ware Student Commons was transformed into an 11,000-SF technology hub for Amarillo College students, staff and faculty. The project began in 2018 after the college discerned the need for a unique space dedicated for students to complete their assignments and study.
“It feels so much more personal like they did this for the students not for the school,” said Brylee Gray, Amarillo College Student Government Association historian & child psychology major.
Features include PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers, 100 work stations, production rooms, both large and small collaboration rooms, 85-inch screens, high-quality printers, and many more state-of-the-art amenities.
Three concepts pervade the design of The Underground – safety, visibility and access.
One of the primary goals of this project was to improve safety. The design is an open concept with clear views throughout the space. Key card access and limited entries/exits also add to the safety of this facility.