Health Sciences Building

Montgomery College

Takoma Park, MD

The new building collocates previously dispersed health science programs – nursing, radiology, and surgical technology – with clinical, continuing education, and community outreach programs. The new building serves as a gateway into the campus and as a catalyst for revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood, which includes a historic residential district.

Community-oriented functions include a health clinic operated by Holy Cross Hospital, a job resource center, and public outreach programs. Shared and multiple-use spaces maximize building efficiency, while flexible building systems ensure spaces can easily accommodate future changes in technology. Specialized learning environments with state-of-the art medical equipment simulate hospital, occupational, and physical therapy environments.

The building's orientation, materials and mechanical systems were designed to optimize passive heating and cooling opportunities to help reduce artificial lighting and mechanical systems loads. A 33 kW PV array meets approximately 20% of peak electrical demand.

Building Facts

  • 100,000 GSF