|Owner: Pensacola Christian College,
Inc. S.F.: 199,000
Location: Pensacola, Florida
The MacKenzie Building incorporates academic, office, child
day care, auditorium and assembly spaces into one facility. Strobel & Hunter Inc.'s
design responds to various site constraints and the need for harmony with existing campus
buildings. The first two floors of the building contain a large multi-functional
auditorium space and banquet facility, a 19,000 s.f. child day care center, and other
large assembly rooms.
The project incorporates several unique design features, such as a six-story atrium space
which serves as the entrance to the building. The space is enhanced by glass elevators,
balconies, and capped by a pyramid shaped skylight to add a touch of elegance. Other
interesting features include a 150-seat planetarium with a 360-degree domed viewing screen
accompanied by rooftop observation decks.