HISTORIC TECHNOLOGY - Muskegon Community College (MCC)’s renovation of the 100,000 sq. ft. historic Muskegon Chronicle Building and Masonic Temple houses the College’s relocated and expanded Applied Technology Center. The project is a significant investment by MCC in the downtown business district, an intentional move to stimulate the local economy.

The historic building is comprised of six separate additions that occurred over the past 100 years. The C2AE inter-discipline team worked to ensure a congruent final deliverable that took into account each piece of the building.

The new downtown center contains the College’s applied technology programs and new entrepreneurial programs. A maker space, fab lab, and technology-rich learning spaces provide groundwork for these experiential programs.

The C2AE project team worked with the College to coordinate several funding source requirements including private donors, U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to help fund the construction cost.