Revitalizing the Campus Core

North Seattle College Health Sciences and Student Resource Center

Seattle, WA

New Life for an Aging Building

This renovation and expansion project updates allied health and STEM programs while creating a much-needed hub for community gathering at the heart of campus. The steel-framed addition floats over the original post-tensioned concrete structure, introducing light and color into the predominantly gray campus.

A Place for Community

A two-story, daylit atrium was cut from the concrete roof, providing a physical and spiritual center for the building and college. Educational and social spaces benefit from generous glazing and furnishings that can adapt to a wide range of uses as pedagogy evolves.

Fulfilling the Vision

In support of the campus master plan, the design welcomes people to the college with new green space, enhanced wayfinding and sensitivity to human scale and experience. Reaching beyond the original Silver-level target, the LEED Gold certified building incorporates green stormwater strategies, grey water and daylight harvesting, chilled beams and a dedicated outside air system.

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