Photo credit: J. Maconochie Photography
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Architect: Eckert Wordell & Tower Pinkster
Square Footage: 110,000
Construction Cost: $46,000,000
The Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Health Focused Campus project consists of a new campus developed on 13 acres of unused urban land in Kalamazoo. This new $46-million campus consists of three new state-of-the-art facilities on three distinct yet close sites.
The Culinary and Health Careers building is a 75,000 square-foot, three-story building. The facility will house the school’s culinary and health careers programs, and includes kitchens, a student-run restaurant, a tiered-seating kitchen demonstration classroom, a health-focused café, state-of-the-art labs, simulation rooms, and a real full-size working ambulance cab, as well as a grand 60-foot tall atrium/entry space.
The Food Innovation building is a 16,000 square-foot facility which houses the food education program as well as indoor and outdoor growing areas.
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse clinic is a 17,000 square-foot facility.
All three buildings are structural-steel-framed and are founded on deep foundations, including auger-cast piles and a structural/supported reinforced-concrete grade slab.