Stark State College

Gateway Center

Stark State College, in Canton, Ohio, wanted to consolidate all of their student services, formerly located in various places on campus, into one location. This location had to be very visible, accessible, and identifiable to visitors on campus.

After reviewing several options, Hasenstab Architects designed an addition to the Center for Entrepreneurship to create the Gateway Center. Befitting its name, the Gateway Center is a one-stop shop for student services with an emphasis on personal attention to students relating to educational and career goals.

The new space accommodates several departments including admissions, academic advising, operations, military services, workforce development and a call center. Shared spaces, which include a conference room and presentation room, were centrally located for the convenience of surrounding departments.

The presentation room accommodates seating for 30 occupants, which can be rearranged in various flexible layouts. Three large projection screens span the length of the presentation room offering students a panoramic picture for various presentation and distance learning scenarios.

Project Details


Stark State College


North Canton, Ohio





14,000 Square Feet

Key Team Members

  • Dennis Check
  • Brian Miner
  • Ben Rantilla
  • Greg Chaplin
  • Chitra Matthai
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