Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects

Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects

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  • Principal Architects : Walter Schacht, Cima Malek-Aslani
  • Project Manager : Eric Aman
  • Project Architects : Casey Borgen, Cheryl Jacobs
  • Interior Architect : Arielle Crowder
  • Lab Planning : RFD
  • Food Service : RSA
  • City : Seattle
  • Country : United States
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Text description provided by the architects. Renovation and expansion of the Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College creates a hub for community gathering in the heart of campus. A two-story, daylit atrium is the physical and spiritual center of the building and the College, fulfilling the vision of the campus master plan.

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Main Floor Plan

It is surrounded by a cafe and the Tutoring Center on the ground floor, and science labs, a nursing skills lab and classrooms on the upper floor. The atrium gives the multiuse building a shared sense of community.

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The cafe's service model is designed to appeal to the contemporary college community. An espresso bar with grab-and-go service is the focal point of the service area. It is open all day. At lunchtime, service expands to include made to order sandwiches and salads, and hot dishes.

Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects - Chair
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Moveable walls allow the cafe to be opened into the atrium to accommodate special events and celebrations such as the College's annual Foundation dinner. A large sliding glass wall opens the cafe up to an outdoor space that can be used for dining and gathering.

Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects - Facade
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The form of building relates to the existing campus design vernacular. The light steel-framed addition floats over the existing, heavy concrete base. A dramatic, cantilevered roof provides iconic front porch making the building visible from a distance, inviting people in to gather.

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Address:9600 College Way North, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

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Cite: "Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects" 26 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/539389/health-sciences-and-student-resources-building-at-north-seattle-college-schacht-aslani-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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