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