Hennepin Technical College Science Suite13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Design Achievement - Hennepin Technical College wanted a transparent suite of STEM spaces, both to enhance student connectivity to the learning process as well as to maximize the visibility of its newest program. DLR Group's design solutions for the suite incorporate elements of smart classroom design and current teaching pedagogy to encourage interaction and teaming between students. The layout includes two labs with an open/high tech classroom space in the middle. This flexible setting, with adjacent preparation space, allows for future changes in curriculum delivery while meeting the current needs of biology, microbiology, physics, chemistry, and general science classes. To further prepare for their emerging science program, STEM learning best practices were researched and implemented into the design and operational components of the program.
Scope Summary - The 6,500 SF addition features transparent design, teaming spaces and adjacent student lounge enables students and faculty - from differing programs - to meet, discuss and observe the new science programs. DLR Group provided architecture, engineering, and interiors services.