Built in 1972, it is the College’s original building and includes  the library, several state-of-the-art computer labs, classroom and laboratory space, offices for staff and professors, as well as a 160-seat tiered auditorium, and the home of the Wayne Warriors, the John E. Boyer Gymnasium.            

Architectural Elements 

The building now stands on the site of the original homestead’s barn.  Beams from the barn were repurposed to create a unique covered entryway leading from the parking lot to the front doors, in effect bridging the past with the future.  Other building features were also created from these same recycled beams including bulletin boards and a privacy screen.

Uniquely laid out to create several accessible courtyards, these areas double as outdoor learning space.    To maximize the views of the surrounding area, much of the building features floor to ceiling windows that not only provide abundant natural light but also serve to bring the outdoors in.

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1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667
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