The Select Medical Health Education Pavilion is a new classroom and laboratory building for Harrisburg Area Community College. This new 48,000-square-foot community educational facility is on the community college’s main campus; the project also includes renovation of an existing facility.
The Select Medical Health Education Pavilion facility satisfies the complex COST PER SQ FT$177.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio needs of several departments and includes wet labs, dry labs, smart classrooms, offices and state-of-the-art computer labs. The design also provides strategic casual spaces throughout the facility in order to promote faculty-to-faculty and faculty-to-student interaction. The building serves as a primary circulation path between major campus destinations, so exhibits are incorporated into these circulation spaces in order for the building itself to serve as an educational opportunity.
The integrated systems design process included heavy community involvement in order to obtain community, state and corporate-based capital funding. It incorporated computer-simulated energy models utilizing PowerDOE software in conjunction with daylighting design software to minimize energy consumption. The facility is registered for LEED gold certification and is designed to qualify as Pennsylvania’s first LEED-certified community college facility.