Central College - The Roe Center
Services provided on this project:
This multi-purpose classroom and instruction building is crafted to be highly sustainable, technology rich, and campus friendly - designed to serve others (campus, community, environment, students, faculty, and others) from its very inception. Designed as a flexible learning environment, this highly transparent and naturally lit building facilitates new pedagogical techniques for effective instruction and accomplishment of beneficial life-long learning objectives.
Interior Design Overview:
Sustainability and flexibility were the key goals for this multipurpose education building. All of the classroom spaces allow for instructors and students to rearrange for collaborative opportunities, and allow for a variety of teaching styles. Sustainable materials such as stained concrete and Green Guard certified furnishings contributed to the LEED Platinum Certification for this project.
Landscape Architecture Overview:
The Roe Center's Rooftop Garden serves as a place for learning, campus events and reflection. The garden is designed to play off of the intricacies of the Iowa landscape while finding a balance between the building and site. The green roof is crafted to a highly sustainable space using low maintenance plants and local materials.
The first building to break the traditional western boundary of campus, this exciting structure sets a high bar by achieving LEED Platinum Certification from the USGBC, reinforcing Central College’s commitment to sustainability. Features include a rainwater harvest system, vegetated "green" roof, radiant heating & cooling and energy generating photo-voltaic panels.
- CLIENT: Central College
- COMPLETE: September 2009
57,000 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
- Learning by Design Magazine - Citation of Excellence Award - 2010
- SUSTAINABLE: Certified LEED for New Construction v2.2 - Platinum
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