Davidson-Davie Community College
Health Sciences Building
Higher Education, Science & Technology
53,000 Square Feet
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.
- 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.