Midlands Technical College in Columbia, S.C., has begun construction of the Learning Resource Center on its Beltline Campus.

The school says the three-story building will become the focal point of the campus. It will have technology-rich classrooms and computer labs equipped for teleconferencing, an Academic Success Center with onsite tutoring, individual study rooms and a student commons area. Construction is expected to be completed in about two years.

The center will unite various campus functions to become a one-stop shop for students and faculty.

The ground floor will feature technology-rich classrooms and computer labs. The second level will contain the main entrance and lobby that opens to a new green space at the campus center. The third level will feature study rooms in a variety of sizes, as well as the Academic Success Center.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.