Health Education Center Earns National Design-Build Merit Award

By Hennebery Eddy

Skills labs include patient care areas, classroom seating, views to the outdoors, and ample daylighting.

The South Puget Sound Community College Dr. Angela Bowen Center for Health Education project was selected by the Design-Build Institute of America for a National Merit Award in the rehabilitation/renovation/restoration category. Hennebery Eddy Architects completed this project in just 12 months in partnership with progressive design-build leader Sellen Construction and the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.

Our project stood out among the 62 rigorous submissions from across the U.S., evaluated in 10 categories by a distinguished panel of industry experts. Merit award winners were noted as extraordinary projects that also went above and beyond to achieve cost, schedule, and quality goals and demonstrate the unique applications of design-build best practices.

Debrief rooms are comfortable, flexible, and well lit, providing students a calm and comfortable space to learn and reflect following intense patient simulation exercises.

This 18,000-square-foot health center renovation transformed three floors of an existing office building into healthy, flexible education spaces for the next generation of healthcare professionals. Aligned with the college’s mission, the project not only created a purpose-driven, student-centered facility, but also empowered future healthcare professionals with real-world experience, equipping them for success in the dynamic healthcare landscape. Read more about the project on our blog and on the DBIA website.

The merit award will be officially presented at the DBIA national conference in November. Earlier this year, the project was also awarded a Distinguished Project Award from the Northwest Construction Consumer Council. Congratulations to entire team in making this project a success: South Puget Sound Community College, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Sellen Construction, PCS Structural Engineers, and Alliance Partitions.

Study, rest, and collaboration opportunities are provided in the hallways.