Sciences Building Addition & Renovation, Oakland Community College|
Dale Partners Architects P.A.
161 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Date Bid: May 2009 Construction Period: Aug 2009 to Jan
2011 (addition) to Mar 2012 (renovation)
Total Square Feet: 91,975 Site: 10.43 acres.
Number of Buildings: One addition/renovation; 16 new classrooms,
23 renovated classrooms.
Building Size: Renovation, 71,837; addition, 20,138.
Building Height: Addition, 2 floors; renovation, 4 floors with
penthouse, total, 62’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Structural steel frame, CMU, curtain wall, metal
panels. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.
Structural Engineer: TMP Architecture, Inc./Penhale & Yates, Inc.
29200 Southfield Road, #207, Southfield, MI 48076
General Contractor: George W. Auch Company - 735 S. Paddock
Street, Pontiac, MI 48341
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Peter Basso Associates, Inc. -
5145 Livernois Road, #100, Troy, MI 48098
Landscape Architect: Michael J. Dul & Associates, Inc. - 212
Daines Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Oakland Community College’s Southfield Campus Health Sciences Building
has served students and staff since 1981. An 85% increase in enrollment
in health science fields over the past ten years increased the demand
for state-of-the-art laboratory space.
The OCC Board of Trustees approved a $25.3 million, 3 ˝ year expansion
of the facility. The expansion option included a 20,138 square foot
addition and 71,837 square feet of renovated space to accommodate 2,000
The new 2-level addition and renovation includes a new glassed-in campus
welcome center that was configured to provide students a convenient and
efficient gathering area for all student service functions. This new
layout combines enrollment, cashier, counseling, and career center
services together with information kiosks and a comfortable student
seating and waiting area. A new, fully secure financial aid office is
located adjacent to the welcome center. This area is equipped with
easily accessible dual-service counters and all desired security
monitoring and protective equipment. New space for a student bookstore
is also included.
Spacious state-of-the-art biology, anatomy, chemistry and physics labs
are new highlights of the facility. New elements include a surgical
technology program lecture lab which replicates an operating room;
improved and expanded nursing labs to accommodate 100 additional nursing
students; new respiratory therapy laboratories and new tutoring suites,
as well as a receiving dock. A new training suite for ‘First Responders’
includes a classroom, seminar room and a fully equipped 2-story
multi-use, high-impact, training room bathed in natural light from
clerestory windows above. As part of the third floor science lab wing, a
scientific collaborative suite is designed to provide for interaction of
science faculty and para-professional technicians. The space includes
offices, conferencing and open work areas for the integration of lab
preparation and instruction. Eight new flexible 54-seat academic
classrooms are also part of the project.
Metal Panels: Metl-Span Ground Face CMU: Best Block
Membrane Roofing: Firestone Carpet: Interface
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Elevator: Thyssen Krupp Lighting: Lithonia