Health Education Center|
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
LEED® GOLD for New Construction
Date Bid: Jan 2010 Construction Period: Feb 2010 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 50,258 Site: 5.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 21 classrooms, auditorium 336 seating
Building Size: First floor, 27,532; second floor, 22,726; total,
50,258 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, varies; second floor, varies; floor
to floor, 15’4”; total, 33’.
Basic Construction Type: New/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall,
cast stone. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior
Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore - 920 Main Street, 10th
Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor: JE Dunn - 1001 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Lankford & Associates - 1730
Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Landscape Architect: Oppermann LandDesign - 18990 W. 117th
Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The Olathe Health Education Center was created as the result of a
strategic alliance between Johnson County Community College and Olathe
Medical Center (OMC). Located on the OMC campus, this new facility
designed by HMN Architects, Inc. allows the College to consolidate its
health occupation programs and provide direct access to a regional
hospital. Of its 21 classrooms, six are general education, and 15 are
health-occupation related. The Practical Nursing Program has 29 beds for
simulation, including a 16-bed skills lab. Programs offered here
- Practical nursing
- Certified nurse assistant
- Certified medication aide
- Rehabilitation aide
- Home health aide
- IV therapy for LPN
- Dietary manager
- Medical office
- Medical billing and coding
- Medical transcription
- EKG technician
- Medical laboratory technician
In addition to these programs, it also provides Olathe Medical Center
with an educational facility for its staff educational certification
programs. These include Practical Nursing, Health Occupations, Medical
Tech programs (Radiology, Surgery, Pharmacy, etc.), Health Information
and Dietary, along with Community Outreach classes in association with
the Olathe School District.
This is the first LEED certified building for Johnson County Community
College. To obtain Gold Certification, special attention was focused on
readily available credits unique to this property and those with the
highest return on investment. This practical approach is utilized by HMN
on all projects to maximize sustainability at an economical cost.
The building's East/West orientation provides maximum access to
available daylight, and the exterior utilizes materials from the
College's main campus for continuity of identity. Finally, forms were
taken from the adjacent medical center for a contextual tie to maintain
a unified campus. With the completion of this facility, the college now
has its first satellite campus that can comfortably serve an additional
350 students in the Health Services curriculum.
The "green" design features include:
- A ground source heat pump system with 48, 400-foot wells with an
ROI of five to six years.
- OHEC is adjacent to housing, roads, shopping and community
services with pedestrian access.
- Parking areas have large, landscaped islands to reduce the "heat
- Stormwater is drained through native landscaped bio-swales to an
adjacent wet bottom retention pond.
- Curbs were omitted to allow water to sheet off, preventing erosion
from concentrated runoff.
- A reduction in parking spaces encourages public transportation,
and special parking is designated for fuel efficient vehicles and
- A shower and changing room is provided for bicyclists.
- Light sensors, which are activated by individuals and adjusted by
ambient sunlight levels.
- Horizontal mullion extensions on the South shade the glass, while
providing diffusion of sunlight.
- A white roof reflects solar radiation off the building.
- Native grasses and low maintenance plants minimize care and water
- The usage of FSC certified wood, recycled materials and low VOC
products promote sustainability and enhanced indoor environmental
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO, a Pella
Daylighting/Skylights: Sunglo Elevators: KONE