Des Moines Area Comm. College Health SciencesBuilding 24, Des Moines Area Community College
2006 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
Design Achievement - Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) New Health Sciences building serves as a tool to recruit and retain new faculty and students in the area of healthcare. With an industry shortage of healthcare professionals, DMACC aims to fulfill a need within the community and establish itself as a leader in the area. DLR Group's H-shaped design reflects modern hospital layout and establishes familiarity with such environments for students as they begin their medical career journey. The high-tech classrooms and laboratories, ample faculty offices and dynamic meeting spaces of various sizes encourage collaboration between learners at the college. An iconic architecture symbolizes and promotes the growth of health sciences academics at the college while also emphasizing the college's strong ties to the community by firmly connecting the college via walking and bike paths.
Scope Summary - Located on the northwest side of the inner ring of the campus circle, the 58,500 SF structure co-locates the Health Sciences programs, clarifies and strengthens the architecture already established on campus, organizes the campus and imparts a unified presence of the Health Sciences programs. The building enables additional training, especially in the EMT and paramedic professions, and features a full-size ambulance chassis for training new professionals. DLR Group provided architecture and engineering services for this project.