Updated May 8, 2013
Construction is completed at all four of the regional campus locations. The Protective Services Center at Truax is the first project in Madison to reach the finish line.
Did you know that of the 102 tradespeople at the Truax Campus, 38% trained at Madison College? Take a look below for status updates on all construction locations.
There's a new route to the temporary entrance for students and visitors during construction at Truax Campus. It’s easy to find! Follow Wolfie and his pawprints along the walkway from the parking lots. The route is effective through May 2013. Truax Walkway Map (PDF, 425KB)
Construction of the three-story Health Education Center was completed in April 2013. Projectors, X-ray equipment, and other features are being installed. The classrooms will feature state-of-the-art technology for future health students and the 4,000 square foot community clinic.
The installation of subterranean pipes connecting the building to our nearby geothermal field has been completed and will provide ground-sourced heating and cooling for the building. This will prove economical and environmentally sustainable. Geothermal energy is a key initiative in the College’s Smart Future Building Plan. The infrastructure will include a 13,300 square foot eco-friendly roof, LED lighting indoors, and rain gardens that surround the building. Regional limestone on the exterior of the building is completed. Classes start in the new building in August 2013.
The Protective Services Building is done. Students are finishing up the first semester of classes in the new facility.
The finishing touches for landscaping are taking place now in the warmer weather. Protective Services is the hub of the College’s first-responder program and will house the criminal justice, fire service and emergency medical technician programs.
The College’s student-inspired main entrance is on its way to making a strong impression on visitors. Many of the features of this welcome center were actually designed by Madison College students, including the 3D LED waterfall, wood accents, and live plants. The aroma of espresso shots pulled by baristas will waft through the air as visitors enter the front doors.
The Gateway will provide student-centered services which will include a new Student Achievement Center, revamped Enrollment Services, an expanded library, a gallery to showcase student projects and artwork, and a second-floor coffeehouse. Stop by in late May 2013 to view the new ambiance.
The Ingenuity Center is a rectangular addition that connects to the school’s existing commons areas to this new space. As you drive by, you may notice the glass curtain walls gleaming in the sun. The Ingenuity Center will attach to the new Gateway Entrance and house a larger space for the Advanced Manufacturing program. Ceiling tile installation and other interior work is ongoing. Completion is planned for May 20, 2013.
This project finished up in time for students in Fall 2012. The ribbon-cutting ceremony showcased a group of welding students, one of whom cut the metal ribbon with an oxyfuel torch in the expanded Advanced Manufacturing Lab. The new additions transformed the space inside, expanding many of the resources that students need, such as a large commons area, a new Student Achievement Center, and a library.
The building has expanded to include two new science labs equipped with the latest models, facilities and equipment. Much of this project focuses on re-purposing and renovating the existing building. The expanded space will allow the campus to offer more classes and new classes. This project was completed in time for Fall 2012 classes.
The project almost doubles the campus size and all construction completed in July 2012. Dramatic changes at the Reedsburg campus include the addition of an expanded library and a new 18-seat TelePresence classroom.
Another change is a cost-effective, space-efficient greenhouse—the Hoop House. The Hoop House space will be used for classes that include farming and gardening as part of the curriculum. Extra space in the Hoop House is already rented out to local farmers and entrepreneurs. The renovations include new offices, classrooms, restrooms and expanded student space.
Watertown campus construction is also complete. The ribbon-cutting ceremony in fall 2012 featured a plastic ribbon of DNA strands. The expanded facilities will allow the campus to accommodate more classes and more students, including more liberal arts transfer classes for students interested in eventually completing a B.A. at another college.
For project-specific details, contact MMStark[at]madisoncollege [dot] edu (Mike Stark), Facilities Director, at (608) 246-6737 or CHeyer[at]madisoncollege [dot] edu (Cary Heyer), Public Relations Manager at (608) 246-6443.