McGranahan Architects earns top design honors for Clover Park Tech Health Sciences Building

McGranahan Architects has received top industry honors for its work designing Clover Park Technical College’s Health Sciences Building.

A jury of industry experts selected the Tacoma-based architecture firm as one of four grand prize award recipients during the Spring 2015 Learning By Design Architectural Showcase. The jury praised how the LEED-Gold Certified building weaves “function, sustainability, and interaction into the fabric of the campus.”

Clover Park Technical College officials dedicated the $24 million, 56,468-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on Sept. 20, 2013. The Health Sciences Building serves approximately 1,100 students per year, and houses the college’s 11 health sciences programs. The design includes laboratories, classrooms and spaces that simulate current health care facilities. Clover Park Technical College’s Health Sciences Building, located at 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard, in Lakewood, includes a number of sustainable design features, including water-efficient landscaping, a rooftop garden with medicinal plants, staircases and structures built from recycled materials, and solar panels covering approximately a third of the roof.

“We are pleased to hear that Clover Park Technical College’s new Health Sciences Building was recognized as a Grand Prize recipient for its integrative programs, architectural setting and creatively providing for the health care vocations in our community,” said Marc Gleason, principal for design with McGranahan Architects.

“The Health Sciences Building provides an advanced learning space for our programs to best train and equip our students for the industry,” said Clover Park Technical College President Dr. Lonnie L. Howard.

The Health Sciences Building at Clover Park Technical College. (PHOTO COURTESY MCGRANAHAN ARCHITECTS)

The Health Sciences Building at Clover Park Technical College. (PHOTO COURTESY MCGRANAHAN ARCHITECTS)

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