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Success Center - DMACC

Challenge

After years of searching for a new location to replace the DMACC Success Center on Porter Avenue, Des Moines Area Community College decided to move its Center for Career and Professional Development into a former big box store at Southridge Mall.

Solution

Accommodating this new purpose required renovating 65,000 square feet of retail space into academic areas. The space offers unique opportunities for student hands on learning as well as enlarged circulation areas providing an energy of collaboration in small seating areas throughout the building. The new location has new labs, better technology infrastructure and more classroom space.

Impact

The Success Center serves as the education hub for four academic, career and educational services. Since the opening of the center enrollment is up 220% over enrollment at the previous location.
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