Rockhill and Associates was the architect of record for this Studio 804 project.
Johnson County Community College's strategic plan champions environmental sustainability in its curriculum and its infrastructure. The goal is to transform the physical campus into a living learning laboratory. This created a unique opportunity for Studio 804 to design and build inspired learning spaces while also serving as an information center about sustainability for the campus and community at large. It houses two classrooms and a student lounge that wraps around the celestially inspired Dale Eldred sculpture Galileo’s Garden. Galileo's Pavilion was designed to take advantage of the daily and seasonal cycles of nature to passively heat, cool and daylight the building as well as supply electricity with photovoltaics and a wind turbine. Harvested rainwater is used to support interior living walls and a green roof.
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