NMC: Great Lakes

Northwestern Michigan College
Great Lakes Campus
Traverse City, Michigan
Size: 75,000 SF

This new campus for Northwestern Michigan College is located at the southern tip of West Traverse Bay. The building houses both the Maritime Academy and Culinary Arts program. The programs are separated into two wings, connected with a transparent entry lobby and exhibition hall through which the harbor is visible from the street. Private research labs and public demonstration labs are a feature of the Maritime Academy program and where visiting professors are invited to continue their fresh water studies. A restaurant, which is run by the students, features panoramic views of the bay.