Integrated Education Center
Client: South Seattle College
Size: 57,550 s.f.
Location: Seattle, WA
The new 57,550 s.f. Integrated Education Center (IEC) provides for expanding growth in the Health Care Programs and needs for basic skills training on the South Seattle College campus. This project provides an opportunity to address a unique blend of programs through diverse learning modalities and establish a campus presence along the western perimeter.
The IEC will integrate classroom and lab space for the Health Care Programs, Adult Basic Education, and ESL programs as well as a supporting faculty suite and better serve ethnic minority students and students with emerging English skills.
The integration of Health Care Programs and Basic Skills provides a distinct opportunity to represent the linkages between these two instructional areas and provide an environment for academic and professional transitions and relationships. Various modes and styles of learning are supported through discourse, lab areas, engaging informal learning spaces and interactive environments that include daylight, technology, transparency and mobile furniture to support a variety of learning settings.
The IEC represents the first phase for the College to build on the western campus embankment and take steps to implement the Campus Master Plan and integration into the surrounding neighborhood.