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  Health Sciences Building Addition & Renovation, Oakland Community CollegeHealth Sciences Building Addition & Renovation, Oakland Community College


TMP Architecture, Inc. P.A.
1191 West Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

General Description

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.

Project Team

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 additional students.

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.

Product Information
Metal Panels: Metl-Span   Ground Face CMU: Best Block
Membrane Roofing: Firestone   Carpet: Interface
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Elevator: Thyssen Krupp   Lighting: Lithonia

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