WNCC Student Center and Theater
WNCC Student Center and Theater
WNCC Student Center and Theater
WNCC Student Center and Theater
WNCC Student Center and Theater

Western Nebraska Community College Student Success Center and Performing Arts Theater

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

70,800 GSF

The Western Nebraska Community College’s (WNCC) Main Campus Building is a multipurpose space that lives in the heart of campus and serves as a gathering spot for WNCC students. The additions to the facility includes the “C” store, food service, meeting and study rooms, and a new Learning Commons and Student Success Center.

To go along with the list of modernizations, the campus theater within the WNCC Main Campus Building also underwent a total transformation. The overall layout of the theater was renovated to create a true front and back-of-house for the audience and student performers.


  • Alvine Engineering designed all new HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems for the facility addition.
  • The existing theater was provided with an underfloor heating and cooling system.
  • An addition included a student union with a glass wall that overlooked south campus. The glass wall was heated by a floor mounted radiant heating system.
  • Designed new mechanical and electrical systems for the theater portion of the project, including plumbing, non-theatrical lighting, power to the theater consultant’s lighting, new fire alarm for the whole building, and general power to the theater.
  • Designed an emergency generator for life safety systems in the theater.
  • Designed telecommunications rooms and data cabling infrastructure to support owner network, audiovisual systems, and security systems in the new addition and renovated areas.
  • Designed digital signage within the public spaces that utilizes existing Owner-furnished software.
  • Provided videoconferencing for the staff collaboration spaces and conference rooms.

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Photography credit: Sampson Construction

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