San Jacinto College South Campus New Allied Health and Science Building
Facility Programming and Consulting was engaged to prepare a program of requirements for a new Science and Allied Health Building on the South Campus of the San Jacinto College District (SJCD). The mission of SJCD is to deliver accessible, affordable, high-quality, education programs designed to meet the needs of the citizens of Southeast Harris County. The new building provides state-of-the-art instruction for the community. The building replaces facilities that were previously spread out and outdated with approximately 91,500 ASF (152,587 GSF) of cutting edge science lab, allied health, instructional, and faculty/support areas. Other spaces include a simulation center as well as public gathering and common support areas. New Science Facilities are planned at each of the three SJCD campuses. Each campus worked together to develop the standards to establish a “One College” mentality. The resulting space standards were then used as a starting point during the individual campus programming sessions. Quality is one of the primary goals for the building. As these facilities will likely have to last thirty years, the teaching spaces are designed to be both flexible and of a very high quality. To help achieve this goal, a set of carefully developed Science and Allied Health Standards were created as the initial step of the programming process.