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Lone Star College-Conroe Center Receives National Architectural Award

Lone Star College-Conroe Center will be profiled in the 2011 American School & University Architectural Portfolio as an outstanding building design.The new Lone Star College-Conroe Center, which opened in January, is already seeing success—this time in the design of the building itself, as the campus has been selected to appear in the 2011 American School & University Architectural Portfolio as an Outstanding Design.
“The structural design of LSC-Conroe Center reflects our college-wide commitment to quality education and learning opportunities,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of Lone Star College-Montgomery. “We’re proud of the facility—a first-rate addition to the community, and look forward to the success it will ignite in our students.”
The portfolio, due out in print in November, celebrates architects and education institutions by showcasing the best in education design. The annual publication serves as an education sourcebook for administrators at schools and universities nationwide.
LSC-Conroe Center was designed by Perspectiva and is one of 137 projects nationwide profiled in the portfolio.
“This is an incredible accomplishment for everyone involved,” said Dwayne Mollard, senior architect at Perspectiva. “The college president, deans, as well as faculty and staff, thought very hard about all of the critical issues in order to make it the best design possible, and we are proud of their resulting vision for this facility.”
The state-of-art campus, located off of FM 3083 in Conroe, has 83,000 square feet of academic, advance technology, and administrative space. It has high-tech computer labs, specialized science labs, innovative training equipment for industrial technology programs, student lounge and study space, and plenty of general classrooms. Plus, the campus has a bookstore, library, testing center, and multi-purpose community room.
LSC-Conroe Center offers basic academic transfer credit courses for an associate degree, as well as GED certification, courses for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), dual credit courses, continuing education, and workforce certificates.
For more information on LSC-Conroe Center, visit www.LoneStar.edu/ConroeCenter.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.