Walters State Community College
R. Jack Fishman Library
The Walters State Community College Library was designed to serve as an anchor for the north end of the campus. The entire facility was designed with the intent of providing an open, spacious atmosphere while maintaining the security necessary for a building of this type.
The two-story lobby provides vistas of most of the building, and terraced reading areas provide separation for private functions. Raised floors are provided in much of the facility to allow flexibility in accommodating communications, data, computer, and audio-visual technologies. Special care was taken to keep all “noise producing” areas enclosed and acoustically treated.
Community Tectonics has served as Walters State’s architect for several decades and has designed numerous facilities at the Morristown and Sevierville campuses.