State-of-the-Art Lab & Academic Facility for Maryville University's Health Professions Program
Maryville University's State-of-the-Art Lab and Academic Facility
Maryville University is committed to providing an excellent education for their Healthcare Professions program. In order to stay competitive in the region, the university needed a state-of-the-art lab and academic facility that would attract new students and faculty to the program. The Lamar Johnson Collaborative architectural studio was commissioned to design the three-story, 87,000-square-foot facility, which has become a shining example of innovation and sustainability.
Design Inspired by Open Collaboration Concept
The Lamar Johnson Collaborative architectural studio designed the facility using a unique "open collaboration" concept. This design encourages natural interaction among students, faculty, and staff, creating an environment that fosters creativity and innovation. The three-story facility has a spacious, open layout that allows for easy movement and collaboration between different departments. The design also includes a variety of spaces for students to study, work on group projects, and socialize.
LEED Silver Certification for Sustainability
The Maryville University School of Health Professions project was designed with sustainability in mind. The facility is certified LEED Silver, which is a testament to the studio's commitment to environmental responsibility. The project includes a number of features that reduce energy use by 24 percent, such as enhanced commissioning, reducing water use, and selecting regionally harvested and recycled materials. The facility also has a green roof, which helps to reduce stormwater runoff and provides a habitat for local wildlife.
High Connectivity to Campus
The Lamar Johnson Collaborative architectural studio was tasked with maintaining high connectivity to the rest of the campus while still bringing a fresh perspective to the project. The new facility seamlessly integrates with the existing campus, creating a cohesive environment that promotes collaboration and learning. The design also includes a number of technology features that enhance connectivity, such as high-speed internet, video conferencing capabilities, and interactive whiteboards.
In conclusion, the Maryville University School of Health Professions project is an excellent example of innovation, sustainability, and connectivity. The Lamar Johnson Collaborative architectural studio's unique "open collaboration" concept has created an environment that promotes natural interaction among students, faculty, and staff. The LEED Silver certification and sustainable features of the project demonstrate the studio's commitment to environmental responsibility. Finally, the high connectivity to the rest of the campus ensures that the new facility is seamlessly integrated with the existing campus, creating a cohesive environment that promotes collaboration and learning.