Salt Lake City-based GSBS Architects has been selected to design Salt Lake Community College’s Center for New Media, located at the college’s South City campus on State Street. The $25 million project will consist of approximately 105,500-sq-ft of newly constructed space and 17,250-sq-ft of renovated space. Ground is slated to be broken in October, with the project completed by summer 2011.

According to David Brems, director of design for GSBS, the Center responds to industry needs and will prepare students in the fields of Digital Design, Communication Technology, Broadcasting, Entertainment Arts, Film, Web Design, Animation and Music Innovation.

“The Center for New Media will be open, collaborative, intelligent space with intersecting hubs of activity where areas of study overlap and flow together, visually, spatially and functionally,” Brems says. He adds that the space aims to be dynamic and active; at once engaging students and involving the public in learning about and participating in digital arts and media. The Center will inspire innovation and creation in film, digital art, television, and gaming.

The project also includes the relocation of the Salt Lake School District’s Career Technical Education program on the same campus. The new CTE building will be located at the south end of the campus and will share some of the common spaces with SLCC. Currently, the CTE provides course work in barbering, nail technology, companion animal service, forensic science, medical assistance, nursing, computer animation and digital photography.