Constructed adjacent to the existing Performing Arts Center, the Holenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center enhances Clark State Community College's presence in downtown Springfield with visual and media arts academic programs. It also accommodates conferences & banquets in its large format multi-purpose space and catering kitchen. The building also provides a lobby/reception area, classrooms, offices, study areas, computer lab, art room, storage and mechanical rooms. The design maximizes flexibility by allowing dual use of classrooms and breakout rooms.
Creative programming and design symbolism combined to shape the renovation of the classical style Page Hall structure built in 1903. The interior of the original building was demolished, leaving only the historic masonry and stone facades. A new four-level plan was programmed within the historic shell to replace the original three story core.
In addition to the facilities for the School of Public Policy and the John Glenn institute, the renovation provides ground floor classrooms and computer labs for the University pool, the John Glenn archival exhibit space, seminar rooms, a library / lounge space for informal discussions, space for visiting faculty and public policy makers, and a distance learning studio.
The Ohio 4-H Center provides the conference, meeting, and training facilities needed to facilitate 4-H program development and implementation as well as additional work areas and offices for Extension Agents, Volunteers and 4-H Members.
Of special interest are the energy saving aspects of the design. The Ohio 4-H Center is the first building on the OSU Campus to achieve LEED certification. Environmentally friendly strategies in building and site design include: the implementation of a geothermal heating and cooling system, choice of sustainable materials, use of day-lighting strategies, alternative transportation & parking solutions, water use reductions and minimal disturbance of land in the construction process.
Recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio in 2009.