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College of DuPage Technology Education Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois by DeStefano Partners (designed using Autodesk Revit)

 
October 13th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: DeStefano Partners

The LEED Silver Certified Technology Education Center (TEC) is a 178,000 sf facility (plus a 12,000 sf separate greenhouse) accommodating a diverse set of programs and educational spaces, including laboratory, classroom and office areas to support the College technology-based career training courses. The TEC is intended to support a broad sustainable and educational agenda, promoting environmental consciousness through the synthesis of technological expertise and design principles.

Exterior at Dusk with Multi colored Corridors (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

  • Architect: DeStefano Partners, Chicago, Illinois
  • Name of Project: College of DuPage Technology Education Center
  • Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Completion Date: April 2010
  • Type: New construction
  • Size: 178,000 sf (plus 12,000 sf separate Greenhouse)
  • Photographer: Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit

Exterior Detail (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

  • DP Team: Avram Lothan, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C Design Principal; Carl S. Moskus, AIA, LEED AP Technical Principal; Alexandra Shinewald, AIA, LEED AP Senior Project Architect; Timothy Blatner, AIA, CDT, LEED AP Senior Technical Coordinator; Kevin Schellenbach, AIA“ Senior Design Architect
  • Architectural Staff: Leah Raab, Thomas Schmitt, Jennifer Carter, Claire Ashbrook
  • Selected Awards: AIA Chicago Chapter, Interior Architecture Award & Distinguished Building Award; AIA Illinois Chapter, Mies van der Rohe Award.
  • Consultant Team:
    • MEP/FP Engineering and Structural Engineering: KJWW Consulting Engineers
    • Civil Engineering: V3 Companies of Illinois
    • Landscape Architecture: Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
    • Roofing Consultant: Building Technology Associates
    • Cost Estimating: HAI Estimating/Hodgetts Associates
    • Sustainable Design Consultant: HJKessler Associates, Inc.

 

Exterior Detail of Curtainwall (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

The siting, massing and orientation of the building respond to such issues as parking, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, preservation of nature areas, and future building development as part of the broader Campus Master Plan. At the same time, the four-story design recognizes the duality of teaching at TEC with distinct architectural vocabularies for the shop and general teaching spaces, weaving the program together into a facility that satisfies technically complex requirements for specific spaces and expresses the Colleges balance between instruction and hands-on experience.

Exterior Detail Portal (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Designed to be used as a teaching tool, the buildings architectural expression reveals structural and MEP systems to students studying applications for those trades. Contrasting exterior materials visually articulate the rich functional mix of interior spaces. For example, large concrete panels define the lab spaces with minimal natural light requirements, and a more transparent curtainwall system of glass and fiber reinforced cement panels defines the classroom and office spaces requiring greater natural light.

 

Exterior East Elevation (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Exterior Entry (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Exterior Layer Detail (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Exterior West Elevation (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Interior Green Wall Corridor (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Interior Red Wall Corridor carpet (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Interior Shop with Yellow Door (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Interior Stairwell (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Exterior Detail (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

Interior Blue Corridor overlooking Automotive Shop (Images Courtesy Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.)

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