The DEC Center was designed specifically to facilitate the Kanbar College’s innovative curriculum. With most buildings, classes and studios have to work with the space provided to them, with the DEC Center, the space is flexible to evolve and change as curriculum does. The structure is built to promote the transdisciplinary, project-based learning and collaborative problem solving of the Kanbar College.
The 38,500 square-foot building, built to LEED® standards, boasts a large two-story forum space for design exhibits, presentations, large lectures and social events. It's distinctive metallic shell supports for climate control, and the building includes flexible studios, seminars and meetings space, as well as workshops and specialized equipment including a 3-D printer.