KAI Design and Build
Glasper Professional Services
Lucy Williams, LEED
Schematic Design through Construction Review
Saint Louis Community College
17,000+ sf of Native Plantings
98% of Stormwater retained on site in three bioretention areas
Anticipated LEED Gold certification
The Center for Nursing & Health Sciences is the first modification to the original 1960s Forest Park Campus and will replace two of the existing classroom towers. A conceptual master plan was completed by [dtls] to identify a vision that ties the new construction to the existing campus. The plan proposes enhancements to the campus’ pedestrian and vehicular connectivity including a new campus entry and arrival experience as well as the ideal site placement of the Center for Nursing & Health Sciences
A new north-south drive from Oakland Avenue will become the primary entry to the campus and will define a new identity for students and visitors. The entry is directly adjacent to the proposed building and also serves as a multi-purpose auto court and pedestrian plaza; offering flexible seating and a patient drop off area while acting as an event space or an area for staging mock automotive emergencies for student lessons.
Expected to be awarded LEED Gold certification for sustainable practices, approximately 98% of the stormwater falling on this project site will be treated in the three bioretention areas where pollutants will be removed and groundwater will be recharged. Plant species native to the Saint Louis region will be the primary palette for over 17,000 square feet of planting areas including ornamental beds bioretention. Native species will support biodiversity while their design arrangement will reduce maintenance and reliance on irrigation.