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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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  • Architects: Schacht Aslani Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 46500.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014
  • Photographs photographs: Lara Swimmer
  • Project Manager: Eric Aman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Project Architects: Casey Borgen, AIA; Cheryl Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Interior Architect: Arielle Crowder, AIA
  • Civil Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Wood Harbinger
  • Electrical Engineer: Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates
  • Landscape: Nakano Associates, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Lighting: Pivotal Lighting Design
  • Acoustics: SSA Acoustics
  • Sustainability: O’Brien & Company
  • Lab Planning: RFD
  • Food Service: RSA Inc.
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© Lara Swimmer
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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.

Main Floor Plan
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.

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

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.

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

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.

© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

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, United States

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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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