Hassell Health Technologies Center

The Hassell Health Technologies Center is a three-story, 69,051 SF classroom and faculty office building at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). The building is a significant addition to this small, but established college campus, replacing older, outmoded buildings that were removed prior to construction. The building provides teaching and support spaces for Nursing - PN/AND, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant, Health Services Administration and Biology and Biotechnology Lab Programs.

This state-of-the-art health sciences building is organized as a double loaded corridor on three levels with faculty offices to one side and with labs and classrooms to the other. The building has biology labs on the upper level to allow zoning for exhaust purposes. Nursing and surgical technology areas are located on the second level with physical therapy, medical assisting, and health services administration on the ground level.

Administrative offices and conference rooms are located on three levels in a volume that folds out from the main building volume to create a strong, formal gesture to the campus’ primary cross axes. A connecting lobby near the center of the building opens to the parking on one side and the heart of campus on the other. Located adjacent to this building is a central utility plant building.

The simple, rectangular building volume is intended to be a new landmark building on campus. With a through lobby opening to parking on one side and the heart of the campus on the other, the building and its landscape are situated to form a threshold along the north edge of the campus. The massing of the building is intentionally understated with red brick to complement the existing campus context. Gesturing to the heart of campus is a metal panel fold-out volume that signifies the main entrance and helps anchor the building within its simple context.

Previous experience of Timothy F. Winstead, AIA while with The Freelon Group, Inc. 

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