San Jacinto College Science Building, Central Campus San Jacinto College District | Pasadena, TX
As the 2014 Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) award-winning project for the Southern Region, the science building has already begun to establish its own reputation within the higher education realm.
In response to a districtwide comprehensive master plan, San Jacinto College identified a high priority need for science and allied health program additions for each campus. A Design Committee was established to set goals, develop a program of spaces and assist IBI Group in conceptual development. The Design Committee was made up of end users and administrators representing the science program at the central campus.
The science building includes a public entry and gathering areas, with a generous front lobby and a large allocation of space for common areas throughout the facility. Science instruction and support labs account for over 50% of the entire facility. These spaces include tiered lecture classrooms, recycling areas, custom instructional labs and support/prep areas for biology, chemistry, geology and physics. All of the interiors were designed using sustainable materials. Staff areas include a science department office suite, faculty offices and a lab supervisor office. Offices are designed to increase flexibility by using demountable wall partitions.
+ Master planning was completed by IBI Group for this district.