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  Olathe Health Education CenterOlathe Health Education Center


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description
Location: Olathe, Kansas
LEED® GOLD for New Construction
Date Bid: Jan 2010 Construction Period: Feb 2010 to Aug 2011
Total Square Feet: 50,258 Site: 5.8 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 21 classrooms, auditorium 336 seating capacity.
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.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore - 920 Main Street, 10th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor: JE Dunn - 1001 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
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 include:

- 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
- Phlebotomy
- 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 island" effect.
- 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 car pools.
- 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 usage.
- The usage of FSC certified wood, recycled materials and low VOC products promote sustainability and enhanced indoor environmental quality.

Product Information
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO, a Pella Company
Daylighting/Skylights: Sunglo Elevators: KONE

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