Cape Cod Community College broke ground on the $38 million Frank & Maureen Wilkens Science and Engineering Center in August of 2020 in West Barnstable, Mass. The two-story, 37,000-sf STEM facility will feature interactive classrooms, technology-rich labs, a maker space, gathering areas, and flexible multiuse learning venues. Designed as an innovation hub for the creation and commercialization of new technologies, the center will encourage regional economic growth through collaborative training programs with industry partners. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the building, which will employ extensive exterior glazing and ceiling light panels to create a vibrant indoor environment. Enclosed walkways will provide connectivity to adjacent buildings in all weather conditions, with interior circulation optimized for ease of access to open work spaces. Occupancy is expected in in January of 2023.