Opened in Summer 2013, the Tidewater Community College (TCC) Learning Resource Center is a $36 million joint-use collaboration of the college and the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia’s public library.
In 2005, the City of Virginia Beach engaged Anderson Brulé Architects to create a Feasibility Analysis to explore the viability of a joint-use facility with the college. Following the analysis, ABA began work on the Strategic Operational Plan, creating a holistic understanding of library service needs through research and data analysis, as well as an inclusive staff, stakeholder and community outreach process that reflects the diversity of the partner organizations and the communities they serve.
With funding in place, Anderson Brulé Architects facilitated TCC and the City through the pre-planning work necessary to provide the appropriate decisions and information, including the conceptual space program, essential to inform the subsequent architectural design and construction documentation.
Size: 120,000 SF
Project Value: $47 Million
Client: Commonwealth of Virginia
• Feasibility Planning
• Strategic Operational Planning
• Interior Architecture
• Interior Design
Design Team/Partners: Architects—RRMM Architects (Norfolk, VA) and Carrier Johnson+Culture (San Diego, CA)