Davidson-Davie Community College

Health Sciences Building

Lexington, NC

Project Type

Higher Education, Science & Technology


53,000 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Interior Architecture, Planning, Sustainability

Addressing the needs of Davidson County Community College’s (DCCC) expanding health programs, this integral part of the healthcare community promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and provides a holistic environment for all disciplines.

Situated on the highly visible northern edge of the DCCC campus, the Health Sciences building serves as a campus gateway to visitors and students. The functional, flexible design seamlessly brings together all the college’s current health programs into one state-of-the-art facility that provides general classroom space and medical simulation areas that create hands-on learning environments.

Design Awards

  • USGBC Carolinas Sustainable Business Award
  • American School & University Architectural Portfolio, Citation Award
An Inspired Façade

Exploring ways to acknowledge the unique identity of each discipline under the large umbrella of allied health, the team utilized diverse glass opacities to playfully define singular bays on the façade, resembling a multi-cellular structure that encourages quality healthcare education. The building’s orientation will maximize daylight and views while minimizing heat gain.