Galileo's Pavilion at Johnson County Community College is an inspired learning space that also serves as an information center for the campus and the community. The facade of the LEED-Platinum-designed pavilion is clad in recycled slate chalkboard panels and large glass panels reclaimed from an unfinished building project. A glass louver system, highly insulated glass curtain walls, operable windows and skylights, and the thermal mass of the concrete floors manage the sun's heat and prevailing winds for passive heating, cooling and daylighting. Other green features include rainwater harvesting and green roof trays, solar panels and a wind turbine.
2013 Award of Merit
Best Colorado/Wyoming Green Project
Overland Park, Kan.
Owner Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan.
Architect/GC Studio 804 Inc., Lawrence, Kan.
Structural Engineer Norton & Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo.
MEP Engineer Hoss & Brown, Lawrence, Kan.
Landscape Architect EDSA, Baltimore