Columbia Conference Center
JHS was first contacted about programming and preliminary design services for a proposed new Corporate Training Center for Research Associates in mid-year 2001. After a lengthy programming analysis conducted with the client leadership and staff committees, the final proposal encompassed approximately 36,000 square feet. The primary function of the building is to serve as a company-wide training facility and to house various corporate office functions.
The building contains a central convocation hall, a series of large meeting spaces, food service facilities, reception and visitor areas and a corporate office suite. The building utilizes the latest technology including video conferencing and fiber optic communications systems wired to the conference desk tops. Completion of this $3,500,000 project was attained in early 2003.