I can remember watching the thing go up. At first, the structure looked like a slowly hulking skeleton of steel, concrete, and glass, lumbering to form in the winter of 2011-2012. I could see men in hard hats working it to form. The construction never got in the way, the noise was always at a minimum, and the sight of the construction never unsightly. I can now say, however, that the new Loudoun Campus Learning Commons building was well worth the wait.
This building is awesome. The college built a great building. The interior is completely comfortably and well-lit with plenty of natural sunlight. I love it. I’ll have class in Room 211 tomorrow night, and I’m looking forward to it. I especially enjoy the skylight in the north end of the building, which shields faculty and staff offices from a sitting area on the second floor.
Loudoun students will have to wait a few months, I believe, for the library to come to form. However, if you’re considering Northern Virginia Community College, the new Learning Commons building is a fairly convincing bargaining chip.
Again, sorry for the impromptu quality of the photographs. Stop by and check it out!