Butler County Community College’s recently renovated library has been recognized by a national magazine.
Longtime New York City magazine the Library Journal featured BC3’s Heaton Family Learning Commons among seven other buildings in its Nov. 15 issue.
The two-story commons opened in August of 2016 after undergoing a nearly $6.5 million renovation project replacing the John A. Beck Jr. Library, which opened in the 70s. The renovation was funded, in part, by a $1 million gift from Robert Heaton, a Butler Township real estate developer, and designed by Renaissance 3 Architects, Pittsburgh.
“It has been a little over a year since the dedication and opening of The Heaton,” Neupauer said in a statement. “I continue to be amazed as to how the facility has changed the culture here on our main campus. The vision for the facility that I shared with Mr. Heaton a few years back has played out better than I could have ever imagined.”
The magazine features an artist’s depiction of the learning commons and highlights its digital media room, conference room and videoconferencing classroom.