LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE HEALTH & SCIENCES CENTER

The Allied Health and Sciences Center unites five health and sciences programs to form an interactive learning environment. The building itself is a teaching tool; its prominent sustainable features are utilized in the sciences curricula. Sited at one end of the primary campus pedestrian spine, it is a gateway to the campus interior and forms a new landscaped plaza – a campus-scale public space and a focal point for the science community. Labs and classrooms are organized in a linear bar facing north/south for solar orientation; a smaller block contains offices and support spaces. Located between these two elements is a “great room” with teaching gardens, an outdoor classroom, and a storm water retention pond. It is covered by a photovoltaic shade structure. The building is LEED Silver certified.

FACTS

PROJECT NAME Los Angeles Valley College Health & Sciences Center
SIZE 97,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2010
LOCATION Valley Glen, CA
CLIENT Los Angeles Valley College
SERVICES Programming, Architecture, Interior Design

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