Founded in 2006, Georgia Gwinnet College (GGC) was the first four-year public college created in Georgia in more than 100 years. Due to rapid growth in student enrollment, GGC determined the need for a new Allied Health and Science Laboratory Building in 2010. The new facility is approximately 93,000 square feet and is located in the heart of the campus.

 


Location

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sector

Client

  • Georgia Gwinnet College

Project Status

  • Completed in 2014

Architect



A Range of Spaces

The Allied Health Building includes a total of 25 large size undergraduate teaching laboratories – each designed to accommodate 24 students. The program contains biology, physics and chemistry labs, as well as IT and audio-visual labs and an exercise physiology lab.Together with the design team, the college developed innovative and collaborative NAPEX labs for neurology, anatomy, physiology and exercise studies that combine classroom and lab functions into a single room.

The Allied Health component is present with two larger nursing labs and 24 hospital beds for hands-on nursing training. Several nursing simulation labs are also included. Lab preparation facilities, several faculty office suites, classrooms, computer labs and support spaces for the dean and faculty round out the extensive array of collegiate functions.

img-allied-health-GGC

Sustainability

As a first for Georgia’s Board of Regents, the project implements low-flow fume hood technology for the biology and chemistry laboratories, which will result in substantial energy savings over the lifecycle of the building. The Allied Health Building is LEED Certified.

The design of the facility incorporates materials that blend with and complement existing campus structures and are consistent with the campus master plan.