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Health and Life Sciences Building

Elgin, Illinois

Kluber Architects + Engineers, served as architect and engineer of record and partnered with Kahler Slater who served as the consulting design architect, to design a state-of-the-art educational facility that serves the purpose of preparing future leaders in the healthcare profession with an innovative and hands-on learning environment at Elgin Community College. Together, our team provided an award-winning solution.

The building’s learning spaces were designed to offer experiential educational opportunities and include laboratories, computer labs, simulation classrooms and problem-based learning rooms. The Health and Life Sciences Building has the look and feel of a real hospital, where students can practice everything from transporting a patient on a gurney via large service elevators to situating patients under non-energized x-ray machines.

Communal spaces and conference rooms were designed for students, staff and alumni to use for collaboration and networking and to foster a sense of community among their users. Standing as a vibrant beacon on the campus, the central atrium serves as a gathering space for students from all health career programs at the college.

Owner

Elgin Community College

Project Type

New Construction

Services Provided

Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Interior Design

Project Size

160,454 Square Feet

Sustainability

LEED Silver Certified

Awards

CISCO Project of the Year Award
American School & University Magazine for Outstanding Design
Learning By Design Magazine Architectural and Interior Design Showcase

Consultants

Cable Tech Design
Horizon Engineering Associates
Walsh Consulting Group
Laflin Design Group
LAMP, Inc.

Consulting Design Architect

Kahler Slater, Inc.