Livingston Science and Mathematics Building, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
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Livingston Science and Mathematics Building
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington
Spokane Community College's Livingston Science and Mathematics Building acts as a campus entrance, introducing a contemporary building aesthetic designed in concert with the campus master plan. The 65,268-square-foot building - created via NAC Architecture's collaborative design process - was conceived as three distinct elements: an office tower; a classroom/lab block; and a three-story, light-filled atrium lobby. Constructed at a cost of $10.8 million, the building houses SCC's Science and Mathematics departments. As a result of the project coming in nearly $1 million under budget, the college was able to re-build a soccer field adjacent to the building, replacing the field displaced by the new structure. The building is organized vertically by departments with nine math classrooms, math offices, and a computer lab on the first floor; the life sciences and associated faculty offices on the second floor; and the physical sciences with their requisite classrooms on the third floor. The science space will feature 13 laboratories, including a 1,600-square-foot biotechnology lab. Sustainable design principles were applied to the project, balancing first-cost budget realities, life-cycle cost analysis, and environmentally conscious design. Daylighting, energy efficiency, site conservation and natural ventilation were among the sustainable concepts integrated in the design.