This recently completed design includes the renovation of the existing 26,000 Science Building originally constructed in the mid 1960’s, plus the addition of a new 28,000 sf Science Center and 13,000 sf Workforce Center. The renovated building will primarily house the nursing labs, classrooms, and offices, while most of the new Science Center will house chemistry, biology, physics, and geology labs.
The new Workforce Center includes a 300 seat flexible community meeting room that can either be used as a large single space or sub-divided into 4 separate presentation spaces. The room includes LED fixtures with dimming control, automatic daylighting control, four presentation screens and A/V systems.
The building has been designed to optimize energy efficiency in all of the MEP systems. All lights are LED fixtures with full dimming capability and automatic daylight dimming control. Energy recovery ventilation systems are included on all mechanical systems including the specialized lab ventilation system. All VAV systems include demand controlled ventilation with carbon monoxide detection to optimize ventilation efficiency.