On April 10, benefactress Aliki Perroti set the cornerstone for a new building complex at Perrotis College to serve the needs of a thriving student body. Thanks to a generous gift by Mrs. Perroti, the new Educational Center will be a hub of collaborative learning for students and faculty across disciplines related to agriculture, the environment and other life sciences.
One of the largest developments to be undertaken on campus, the project includes major new construction along with the renovation of an existing building to be named the Seth Frank Hall of Graduate Studies. This integrated academic cluster will extend the College's capacity for applied research and innovation, while fostering scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and the enterprising execution of ideas.
Located in a pine wood near the entrance to campus, the new building is designed to harmonize with its surroundings and embodies the ethical and sustainable practices that characterize our institution. The three-story, 36,000-square-foot facility is comprised of two parallel wings joined by an entrance atrium. It will accommodate classrooms, amphitheaters, labs, communal spaces and study areas for 600 undergraduate and 100 graduate level students.
Sustainable design principles are applied throughout, with materials and structural elements selected to make optimum use of the natural environment while reducing the building's energy footprint. The physical structure follows green practices to conserve natural resources, and the landscaping follows suit by incorporating native plants and xeriscape technology to reduce water use. The new building and renovation was designed by the award winning Thessaloniki firm of Kouloukouris & Associates.
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