Johns River State College Health Sciences Building

St. Johns River State College Health Sciences Building

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St. Johns River State College Health Sciences Building

Location: St Johns County, Florida

Client: St. Johns River State College Board of Trustees

Project Scope: Landscape Architecture

Architect: CRG Architects/Planners Palatka

Project Size: 5.7 acres

Project Description & Challenge

Required to utilize sustainable (“green”) and Low Impact Development (LID) techniques for this 35,000 sq. ft. Health Science classroom building, the landscape is organized into a series of bio-swales filled with gravel, native grasses, and bald cypress trees. Other sustainable features of the site include a 186-space efficient parking lot design, pervious paving blocks in parking bays, carpool parking spaces, and electric car charging stations.

Solution

The landscape design, developed by Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc., uses all native plants, and LID stormwater techniques, coupled with a low volume irrigation design that utilizes retention pond water. Green Globes awarded 3 Globes Certification for sustainability and environmental appropriateness.

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