The first beam is up at Northwest Arkansas Community College’s newest building.
The Integrated Design Lab will house many architecture programs at the college, including fine arts and construction management.
Interim Director Jerod Bradshaw said the new building could bring a fine arts student’s idea to life while also giving them the tools to practically build the project.
“For our construction technology students, those are going in to construction management so they’re going to be working for all the large contractors in this area putting together other buildings like this for universities or for hospitals,” said Jerod Bradshaw, interim coordinator for Construction Technology.
Bradshaw said the building will provide cross-training for students and faculty, something he called a more holistic form of education.