Building Tallahassee: TCC Center for Innovation

Building Tallahassee TCC Center for Innovation
Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 13:45:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The "Building Tallahassee" series continues with a look at the new TCC Center for Innovation, which officially opened Monday, February 6.

Breathing new life into an old building -- the former Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science has been transformed into the TCC Center for Innovation.

"This is something I've been working on for years, and I'm confident that what this will do is add tremendous value to our community," said Dr. Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College.

The downtown location an ideal spot for exchanging ideas with different sectors.

The TCC Center for Innovation has four floors. It features the WTXL ABC 27 downtown studio, but as you'll see, there's a lot more to come.

Walking out of the WTXL ABC 27 downtown studio, you're right in front of Starbucks' first downtown Tallahassee location, owned and operated by TCC.

And right next to Starbucks is the New Horizons Computer Learning Center, where the community can get hands-on IT training.

The ground floor features several business suites, administrative offices and a conference room.

The second floor is still in the works, a space being "re-imagined."

And on the third floor is the institute for nonprofit innovation and excellence.

From a design standpoint, the center has a mix of old and new. This "living wall" adds a softer feel but developers wanted to save the site's history.

TCC says this center is the future of the college and of the community.

Efforts that now have a place to call home.