L to R: Tim Lehman (Fanning Howey) and Dr. Jon Tomlinson (NSCC) at the NSCC Van Wert Campus.

VAN WERT, Ohio (2-28-23) – Your Van Wert Campus of Northwest State Community College is thrilled to partner with the design firm of Fanning Howey to begin the renovation of its Sycamore Street campus. Fanning Howey is an integrated architecture, interiors and engineering firm specializing in learning environments. Located just 23 miles away from Van Wert in Celina, Ohio, Fanning Howey focuses exclusively on designing learning facilities for the next generation of students. Their team of experts has over 61 years of experience in education design, have worked with 41 colleges and universities on more than 189 projects, and have received more than 180 awards for designs that impact education. 

Tim Lehman, PE, Chief Executive Officer of Fanning Howey

“The adaptive reuse of the former office and manufacturing building is an amazing opportunity. We look forward to collaborating with Northwest State to reimagine the 20th century facility for use as a 21st century learning environment.”

For more information about the Van Wert Campus of Northwest State Community College and to follow the upcoming renovation process, please visit our website at https://northweststate.edu/vanwert. If you would like to learn more about Fanning Howey, you can visit their website at https://fhai.com. You may contact Dr. Tomlinson directly by emailing jtomlinson@northweststate.edu, or visiting our storefront at 122 N. Washington Street.


Northwest State Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served northwest Ohio since 1969. Northwest State is committed to providing a quality, affordable education with personal attention and small class sizes.  The College offers associate degrees with numerous transfer options, short-term certificate programs, and workforce training programs designed to meet the needs of local businesses and industries. For more information, visit NorthwestState.edu or call 419.267.5511.