The Paul R. Brown EPIC Center & Pedestrian Bridge, on the campus of Zane State College in Cambridge, Ohio, is a state-of-the-art learning space. An enclosed 200 foot long pedestrian bridge was designed to connect the new building with the existing Willett-Pratt Center.
Sands Decker was instrumental in civil engineering and surveying of this 40,000 square foot classroom and laboratory building with the challenge of a narrow, gentle inclined site that sits between a hillside and a busy state route highway. The design for the new facility took full advantage of the conditions by being situated at the crest of the incline, thus increasing the building’s exposure and visibility. Unique features of EPIC Center include a wind turbine court and the pedestrian bridge connecting the EPIC Center to the classrooms/laboratories.